2001 Fender Custom Shop 1951 50th Anniv. Precision

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  1. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

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    Does anyone have one of these? I think I just picked one up. Mine is serial number A003, has the phenolic saddles, bakelite guard, and pickup ground wire. The COA doesn't say anything about being a 50th anniv model, but I don't think they were making another version of this bass in 2001.

    Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    That's what that is alright. I've only seen one in Hollywood back around 2002. But I still have (and re-read alot) the old BP mag that showcased that bass in Oct 2001.
    Nice score man!

    Forgot to mention:
    The Custom shop did the 51 in 1991 as a 40th anniv, and again in 2001 for the 50th anniv.
  3. P. Aaron

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    Looks real cool & playable! Congrats!
  4. selowitch

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    That Butterscotch Blonde finish is ultra-yummy! It probably sounds and plays great, too. Nice acquisition!
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  6. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

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    I found my old Bass Player mag from 2001 with the article about the bass. Pretty cool. Does anyone own one of these as well? Btw, thanks Caca De Kick for the verification!
  7. '51 P-Man

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    I have number A011. These were a limited edition production, of just 15 examples. Very rare bass you have there. The 40th Anniversary examples weren't limited, but these 50th were strictly limited run.
  8. smcd

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    That is super super nice!!
  9. 2meterbassman

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    This is.......wait a second...............:awesome.
  10. Pet Sounds

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    Beautiful! I have the production anniversary model, but haven't seen many (if any) of these on the market. Excellent score!
  11. Chef

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    That is super, super nice.
    I still have that BassPlayer mag.

    Congrats on a great find!
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  13. Mastermold

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    This thread is from August 2011 --- wonder if he still has this bass?
  14. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

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    Unfortunately I don't have it any more. My friend and fellow TB'er Ian Allison is now the proud owner.
  15. f64

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    The 40th Anniversary production run was limited to 51 pcs. There is one on eBay for sale. Seller is asking $3,200. I put in a lower offer but was shot down.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/290820416129?ssPageName=STRK:MEBOFFX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1427.l2649
  16. f64

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    D Bopp, congrats on that bass - it's beautiful!
  17. Chef

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    curiously, the one on ebay has the wrong bridge saddles, and no covers...and the tug-bar is the wrong color, I think.
  18. Caca de Kick

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    That's because in 1991 they weren't exact on any model they made, if you looked at other ones they did. That was the first time in decades that US Fender made a single coil bass, especially the custom shop in their infancy. They did really good on it though. Japan Fender had been making their production RI for a while at that point.
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