Fender Precision '78

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nopalfunk, Mar 12, 2014.


  1. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk

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    Help needed here.

    I own a highway 1 Pbass, I changed the pickguard and the bridge to have a vintage look, but now, a friend of mine is thinking to sell his fender precision '78, I asked him for a trade and he want my Highway and 120 bucks, what do you think?

    I've been looking the pictures he sent me and everything seems legit, but I have my doubts about the neck-plate, and the tuners...

    What do you think?

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  2. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk

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  3. nopalfunk

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  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Some knowledgeable Fender people can chime in but for some reason, that headstock: logo, finish, appearance just seems off. It's also missing a part from the D string tuner.

    The body color & PG seems odd for a '78. Even a parts bass of that age would show a bit more wear or finish aging. There's no finish checking on the headstock either.

    Hopefully others can help too.
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  6. thebrian

    thebrian The Brian abides. Supporting Member

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    That "78" is a fake. Decal, neck, tuners, body.. all wrong.
  7. Luckydog

    Luckydog Supporting Member

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    Only looking at the serial, seems as though it is a 79 or early 80s bass.
  8. Luckydog

    Luckydog Supporting Member

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    The brian prob right. Pass on it
  9. Boot Soul

    Boot Soul

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    You can see a wood seam on the back of the headstock. Not a Fender.
  10. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk

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    wow!!!! you guys are great! thanks a lot!!

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