'63 P - Hmmmm

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    I'm certainly not looking to buy this (low on cash), but if it is in fact all original, it's a good deal for somebody. The lack of a headstock decal on the headstock and the one on the body make me scratch my head a bit. Not sure what to think about the finish? Original? Brief description and lack of electronics and cavity pics makes me go hmmm...

  2. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    For that price, I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. If I was gonna drop that cash, I'd rather be 99.9% sure it's the real deal.
  3. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    That finish is not original IMO
  4. Spencer!


    Jun 25, 2006
    Owner, Pike Amplification & 3Leaf Audio
    The neck does look period-correct (clay dots and super thin rosewood board), but the body is definitely a refin, and what's up with the 70's logo on the body?
  5. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Yeah, feedback is not 100% either. Again, I don't even have that kind of cash. Some Ebay auctions just kill me!
  6. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    No logo on the headstock? Logo on the bass itself? Uh - it must be a Custom Shop bass! (yeah...right...) Plus the "to the best of my knowledge" line in the description is usually not real trust-inspiring. The body might indeed be a refinished '63, but who knows? It looks like a parts bass to me. It would be interesting to know what a REAL inspection/appraisal turns up.
  7. Wow. There really must be some stupid people out there. :scowl:
  8. the art guy

    the art guy

    Jun 19, 2008
    It goes without saying that nobody could verify the authenticity of this by looking at online photos. But having said that, this does look an awful lot like a '60s P that somebody refinished and messed with in the '70s. It's one of those "worth checking out in person" basses, if such a thing were possible in this case.
  9. mark107


    Jul 10, 2009
    The body is definitely refinished. It has lots of dings, but no chips. Fender used lacquer back then, and if you hit it, it chipped. Plus, the color looks wrong, even on a computer!

    As such, it is not collectable, hence, not worth collector money. If you want a P-bass, buy an SX one for $109. and be done with it.

    I have owned a '63 Precision since 1974, btw, as well as the SX ones. Yes, the old one is better, but not hugely better. The secret to making a really good P-bass has been out for many years now. Unless you are a collector, why bother.
  10. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Wow, another SX ad right in the middle of a Fender discussion.


  11. I just sent a question asking about pics for the dates on the neck and pots...be interesting to see what I get back (if anything)...lol
  12. RickC


    Jun 9, 2005
    Neck and guard look real, as far as I can tell from the photos. I'd be pretty confidant in making that call. Love the color and the vibe. $2500 is not crazy money for a refin '63 P.

  13. xjeremiahx


    Apr 19, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    No longer a slave to GC.
    lol buy it now for $4200? laff.
  14. interp


    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    Oh, please!