Fender Classic Series '50s Precision Bass Honey Blonde
This is a Fender Classic Series '50s Precision Bass body in beautiful honey blonde finish that you can see through faintly when up close. Body has never been used and is n great condition. Perfect for a '50s style project. Will let it go for $250.00 shipped CON-US. Will negotiate with international buyers.
My favorite year for a p bass! Due to the unique V shaped necks. Anyway I'm no expert but have researched quite a bit about this and I don't believe 'honey blonde' was a custom color then. I think its a more recent Fender color. However an original blonde p bass could have aged to a similiar color. I think the blondes were more like the white blonde of the '57 and now '58 reissues and they yellowed over time from environmental factors. The nitro clear coat causes colors to yellow over time and depending on the conditions and elements the bass was subjected to weould determine how dark of a yellow hue the white color took on. For instance a smoker that gigged in smoky bars regulary would probally have a more yellowed bass. I've seen pics of some actual blonde '57s that were so yellowed they took on a similiar appearance to this 'honey blonde' color. In '57 the standard color was 2 tone sunburst but you can get custom colors for extra...most of dupont colors that were used on cars ewrere available. Fender did not come out with an official color chart until the early '60s I think. The color Fiesta Red was a Ford car color I believe in '56 but could be wrong about the year. I would love for someone that was around in '57 to weigh in here to know what the blonde guitars and basses looked like then. I read somewhere that Butterscotch blonde was not an actual color in '51. That back then they looked more like a pure white color and the aging process made some appear butterscotc. I have seem some original '51s with a much lighter color than the typical butterscotch. Anyway hope that helps.