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SOLD 1965 Fender Precision Bass Candy Apple Red L-Series

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by iwantthatguitar, Oct 31, 2020.


  1. iwantthatguitar

    iwantthatguitar iwantthatguitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 21, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Price:
    5500
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    1965 Fender Precision Candy Apple Red L-Series.

    Sept ’65, L-Series. It’s one of those really awesome ones with all the Pre CBS era modjo, with a typical Quartersawn Maple, slim and wide C neck (thickness at 1st fret 0.83” and 1.75” nut width) with a beautiful solid dark Brazilian rosewood fretboard with pearl dots as common on this transition era.

    Lightweight at 8.6Lbs - Definitely a sweet players Bass.

    It’s been restored and refinished in a stunning nitrocellulose lacquer Candy Apple Red by Kevin Caton (at the time manager at the Lakland's US shop in Chicago) around 2013. He also did an amazing fret job and made a new bone nut using period correct materials, the neck is perfectly straight, it really plays beautifully.

    Neck finish is completely original and has a typical worn in the back throughout the years of playing which makes it very smooth to play and a beautiful checking noticeable on the headstock with its original transition logo.

    As mentioned the body has been refinished and has no re-routings nor extra holes whatsoever. The original nitrocellulose tortoise shell pickguard is in great shape with original screws and without any shrinkage or extra holes. Pickups are original with the dark grey bottom era. The original harness with the jack and pots are dated 34th week of ’65 and is included with the bass. The previous owner decided to restore the bass with newer CTS pots, cap and jack for practical reasons and I didn’t see any reason to change them because they sound exactly as the originals, just that. Strap buttons and the extra button on the back of the headstock are original. Original neck plate with serial # L58XXX. Original black tolex case with noticeable wear although in very good condition with all the latches working.

    Reverse tuning machines, bridge and knobs are correct original Fender American reissue replacements, as well as the pickup and bridge covers with thumb rest, other than that and the refinish everything’s original. Again this is one of a kind player’s bass with a really nice restore and look.

    Check the audio clipwhere you can hear the bass in action. (I can send photos upon request if you want or need more details, just send me a message).

    It will be professionally packed, shipped & insured to continental US only. Free local pickup in LA is also welcome.

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  2. JoeDoe

    JoeDoe Drummist turning bassist. Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2018
    Florence, AL
    :drool::drool::drool:
     
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  3. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Wow, just look at that fingerboard.
     
  4. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Sweet!

    GLWTS
     
  5. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx! Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    What finish was on this originally?
     
  6. Acoop

    Acoop

    Feb 21, 2012
    I understand Brazilian ended in 64 and odd there's no F on the plate for Sept 65. … Maybe the day before new F plates came in. … Very nice.
     
  7. Beautiful bass - nicely restored.
    I've heard the strap button on the back of the headstock referred to as the "hootenanny" button.
    Also, the gray "bottom" of the pickup is actually the "bobbin".
     
  8. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems
    Were the original frets dressed, or all replaced with a board dress?

    Thanks!
     
  9. iwantthatguitar

    iwantthatguitar iwantthatguitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 21, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    It was 3 tone sunburst
     
  10. iwantthatguitar

    iwantthatguitar iwantthatguitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 21, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    That's not actually true, you may find several '65 - '66 and even some '67 with Brazilian rosewood...It seems they just were using Brazilian rosewood left from the Pre CBS era until the run out of it. Instruments with L plate series on the transition era most likely have all pre CBS specs. Just google transition era Fender guitars and basses and you'll find many others...You will also find many other L series with up to L90XXX serial numbers right before the new F plate with serial numbers starting at 100XXX at some point in late '65 and early '66.
     
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  11. iwantthatguitar

    iwantthatguitar iwantthatguitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 21, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Frets were actually replaced with period correct ones. thanks!
     
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  12. Gecko 5

    Gecko 5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 11, 2005
    South Milwaukee , Wisconsin
    Gecko Leatherworks
    I am a previous owner. I actually had the work done.
    When I got the bass it was a bad Lake Placid Blue refinish.
    I had it refretted and the fingerboard was leveled
    GLWTS
     
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