1967 Fender Precision Bass Factory Gig Bag ?

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by Rivoli, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Rivoli

    Rivoli

    Jan 13, 2016
    I can't seem to find any information about a OEM Fender gig bag being included with 1960s or 1970s era Fender Precision Basses. A local seller seems to have a deal on this exceedingly rare bird: Vintage '67 Fender Gig Bag

    Here is the text from the ad:
    Yeah, Yeah... I know, you can get a new one for a lot less. Move on, this is not for you.

    For the vintage loving bassist - this Fender gig bag came with a '67P purchased around 1970ish. I stopped using it shortly after getting it and it's been in a closet or under a bed ever since. There's some minor stitching needed, but in general, it's in great shape.

    If there's any interest, I can provide more pics.
    Okay, back under the bed it goes. And don't bother lecturing me on the price, or offering $100. If you don't get what it is, you don't get it.

    LEAVE PHONE NUMBER if interested.
    I will not respond without a name and number.
     
  2. Luckydog

    Luckydog

    Dec 25, 1999
    I would not have thought this was true, and I have been following vintage Fenders for many years. But I just found 2 other sellers with similar bags for sale, although for guitars, not bass. So you learn something new everyday. I think its a bit overpriced and the seller is obnoxiously snarky, but I now think it is legitimate.
     
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  3. flojob

    flojob Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2011
    That's cool. I wish he'd describe the bag; since it's so rare, most folks like me have no idea about them
     
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  4. Rivoli

    Rivoli

    Jan 13, 2016
    I've been studying and collecting vintage Fender basses for over 20 years and this is a first for me! I'm fascinated by this small, yet important part of Fender bass history.
     
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  5. Luckydog

    Luckydog

    Dec 25, 1999
    Yes, I’ve been playing bass since the mid 60s and have never seen or heard of these bags. I’ve had and still have a few very old Fender cases for guitar and bass. Still surprised I’ve never seen a Fender leather gig bag. If I had one, I would immediately condition it to prevent cracking.
     
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  6. Could be that this bag was Thrown In to the deal at the time of sale by the shop and is not an actual Comes With A Fender product.
     
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  7. Rivoli

    Rivoli

    Jan 13, 2016
    It's interesting, as I researched this bag more I found a similar example that had "Fender" printed on the front. Makes me think it could be a OEM factory product.
     
  8. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
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  9. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    When I managed the store, we had some old Fender catalogs. I didn't keep any of them unfortunately. I think they were about '63, '65, and '67. At least one did have a picture of a gig bag, but I don't recall anything about it. One also had a photo of a fiberglass kind of case too. Never saw either in real life.
     
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  10. Picton

    Picton

    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    OEM gig bags were available from ‘51 until the ‘60s sometime. They should be soft, foldable, and brown, with a couple of big brass-zippered compartments on the outside. The photos I’ve seen DO NOT look like the bag in the OP.

    They were cheaper than the case; when you bought a guitar back then, you usually bought a case with it though. The Fiberglas case was available around ‘65-‘68, usually with Jags or Jazzmasters (it was a top-line item). I don’t know if they were ever molded for basses. Should be brown outside with a red or golden-brown shag interior.
     
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  11. Rivoli

    Rivoli

    Jan 13, 2016
    Good to know. I'll be on the look out for those characteristics in my search.