NVBD: 1959 Precision

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  1. geddy402

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    Oh mama. So here's the deal on this one. Found this online looking at the vintage gear on Guitar Center website. This was at the Ocean, NJ store. I posted a quick message in the hot deals section to see if anyone had played it. Got one reply that they saw it there but didn't play it. So after talking to Tony for a while (guy who works at GC) I ordered it.

    Just got it today and wow...I know what all the fuss is about. This thing is as close to mint as you can get while still playing it over 55 years. Its light, resonant, doesn't make a sound when at idle, and has the greatest neck I'm the history of necks. Can't put it down.

    I got a 63 over the summer as a birthday present to myself and while that is a killer bass (its actually a little heavier and a tiny bit mellower...could be the older strings though) but I've want the holy grail 59 p bass for a while. And I got a couple bucks off the GC price, TSA SKB case and three sets of strings thrown in.

    Here are some pics below. The sun came out just in time to take some outside shots.
     

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    The board is surprising light compare to my 63. I've heard they darken in sunlight...kinda opposite of what I would have thought. Not the greatest picture but here you go...
     
  3. geddy402

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    Neck and front
     

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    For the guys who like the back side...
     

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    Couple more..
     

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    So I have a couple days to see if I like it but as of now it is a keeper. Final judgement will from my man Philtone...his expertise comes in handy on things like this.
     
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    At first I thought this was about a CS '59 but you're talking about a real one! Congratulations!
     
  10. Basshappi

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    A classic beauty, congrats!
     
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    Looks like the fretboard may just be a little dry. You may want to apply some lemon oil or conditioner to it.
     
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    That would be my birth year bass, hands down. What a score!

    I owned a '64 P for awhile... got it for $450 back in 1982, something like that. Same as yours it was lightweight, resonant, and the neck was perfect. Mine was beat to hell, but one advantage to the wear'n'tear was that the nitro was pretty much all gone from the back of the neck, and while the maple was grungy dark, the natural+DNA finish felt incredible in any conditions, dry or humid.

    Congrats again!
     
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    Gasp.....umm.....wow....
     
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    God, it's in great shape for such an old instrument. Somebody took good care of that one.
     
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    Yeah it's hard to imagine how it survived in this condition for 55 years. The thing is that there is some wear and tear but it's perfectly aged in my opinion and the neck is smooth and broken in just right without looking like it's been through the ringer.
     
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    Just been used, not abused. That's the key. :D
     
  19. chuck norriss

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    how about a full length body shot w/ chrome on it for porn sake
    please
     
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    wow, cleeeeean, congratulations!
     
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    That, Sir, is the ****.

    Very, very nice bass.
     

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