87 MIJ Precision - Any Good?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Groover, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    The particular model I'm inquiring about comes with a black headstock, black hardware & no pickguard.

    If in fair conditions, would it be good for say, about $400?
  2. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I don't know if it's worth 400 or not, but I remember those basses as being Contemporary series basses. I think the whole neck is black; not just the headstock.
  3. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    If it is in good shape mechanically and cosmetically, it is probably a pretty good buy at $400. (w/ HSC)

    In general MIJ fenders were excellent guitars.
  4. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    Thanks for the replies. This particular one has a plain, clear finished neck (not like some of the Jazz Bass Specials).



  5. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    It'd definitely be worth that money to me. Those MIJ mid-'80's basses are all very well built and I've yet to play one that didn't sound great ........ :cool:
  6. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
  7. dave120


    Jun 27, 2005
    Central Florida
    Man I woulda loved that thing...I love the looks of Fender basses without pickguards. That's why I'm on the hunt for a black Fender Jazz Special :)