Let's all chip in! http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Histori...9570164?pt=Guitar&hash=item1c2f1ddb74&afsrc=1 The Historic American Sound Studio 1959 Fender Precision Bass The Historic American Sound　Studio's　1959 Fender Precision Bass Guitar Serial #38726 Yes, this is this bass guitar you see in Elvis's lap!! Whether relaunching the musical career of Elvis Presley or the launching of numerous others, American Sound Studio in Memphis TN　produced 122　charted recordings between 1967 and 1972("an unmatched achievement") and this bass was witness to it all. History oozes out of this axe. This Fender P. was the house bass at American Sound Studios　and　played on the majority of these hits. (There was a Hofner there and occasionally others　but　they were　seldom used)　This bass was used mainly by legendary Bassist and producer Tommy Cogbill and the equally legendary Bassist, arranger, and producer Mike Leech, who owns and is selling this instrument. These two guys have influenced a plethora of bass playing luminaries over the generations. This was the bass Tommy and Mike played that made them legendary. This bass, as authenticated in supporting documents, played on Elvis's incredibly significant comeback recordings in Memphis TN in 1969 including but not limited to Suspicious Minds, In the Ghetto, Kentucky Woman, Daddy Don't Cry, Trouble, Power of Your Love, Stranger in my Own Home Town, and all songs from these sessions. This is just the tip of the iceberg. This bass has to be nominated as the Holy Grail of Rock and Soul Bass Guitars when you consider the long list of hits it has played on. Memphis Soul Stew by King Curtis (with the crazy legendary bass solo intro), Memphis Underground by Herbie Mann, Sweet Caroline, Brother Love's Salvation Show (Neil Diamond),Aretha Franklin's Respect, Chain of Fools, A Natural Woman, Baby I Love You, Do Right Woman-　Son Of A Preacher Man, Dusty(Springfield) in Memphis, B.J. Thomas-Hooked on a Feeling, I Just Can't Help Believing, Somebody Done Some Body Wrong Song, Eyes of a New York Woman, -Drift Away and Lovin Arms　by Dobie Gray,- Funky Broadway, Land of a Thousand Dances, Midnite Mover, I'm in Love and many others by Wilson Pickett, James Carr, Joe Tex, James and Bobby Purify, Arthur Conley, and other　soul masterpieces.　Grammy Award winning, Always on my Mind by Willie Nelson. The first two albums by John Prine, Guy Clarke, and the first two recordings by the　The Highwaymen. (Producer Chips Moman told Mike Leech before The Highwaymen Sessions to make sure and bring "the magic bass." He knew what he meant), Billy Swan's I Can Help, Sleepin Single in a Double Bed, Barbara Mandrell, Cry Like a Baby-The Boxtops, Rings by Cimmaron and just more hit records than I could possibly name here.