FS: Fender Fretless Precision Bass 1978 - The Stinger Dinger!

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  1. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Another bass for the Sting fan is available for sale today. This one is the same model as a famous one he played with the Police: a 1978 Fretless P, in a natural finish + maple neck!

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    AFAIK, the bass is all original. Even the pickguard, which is chipped a little by the jack.

    The bass has two marks that I have seen... one is some discoloration on a small part of the fingerboard, though it's very hard to see (look at the 2nd photo). The other is a crack in the finish, right of the pickguard. It's completely cosmetic, and the bass is in excellent condition otherwise as you can see in these photos.

    I loved Sting's stuff during the Police era, and I wanted this bass. I don't play with it much anymore though - and I don't think I need a fretless for what I play. So this one is going up for sale.

    Comes with some generic hardshell case with a purple interior and a polishing cloth.

    [DEL]$1450[/DEL] [DEL]$1400[/DEL] NOW $1380 SHIPPED to the Continental US only. The bass will ship the Saturday after the bass was purchased. This is going to make someone REALLY happy!!!
  2. tmoney61092

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    Looking for trades?
  3. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    PM your way.... but mainly interested in money.
  4. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    incredible bass.
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  6. LakeEffect

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    Yeah, someone won't be disappointed
  7. bajocallao

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    Love it!
    Got a 76 exactly like this
  8. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Bump for Sting's Police bass brother!
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  10. AndyMan

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    Does this have a B width neck?
  11. bobunit

    bobunit I'm here. Now what? Supporting Member

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  12. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Not sure, never measured. Pretty chunky, but not like the Steve Harris P...
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    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Bump for the Police fan! It's back for sale!
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  15. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    It's a late 70's Fender, so this one is a little on the heavier side. I'd say maybe 10lbs... but not sure.
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    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    To the top. Someone would love this!
  18. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

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    Love maple fretless necks!!
  19. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Bump - price drop to $1400.
  20. winterburn69

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    Beautiful bass! Love that fretless maple neck... Fender should've made this the Sting signature, not that monstrosity with the Stinglay :p
  21. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Now wait just a minute! :) I actually like that bass - just not in love with the vintage frets.

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