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Can anyone identify this P Bass Body

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by kevcala, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. kevcala


    Sep 27, 2011
    Hello Talkbass,

    Recently this bass body was posted on my local Craigslist for $50 including pickguard, pickups, and electronics fot $50. I currently own a MIM Fender P Bass neck and was thinking of buying this body and trying my first refinish.

    The person selling it said he acquired this bass already painted yellow and doesn't know the make. Can anyone tell what make this body is by looking at the pic?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
  2. RS66LB


    Dec 29, 2012
    not at all sure however that bridge reminds me of a Kay bass Fender copy
  3. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    Could i maybe get a picture of the pickups, assuming they're original?

    Looked in my fender book and:

    Given the extent of the roundover, placement of holes, and bridge design it look to be pre 1957 reissue or original P.

    Read this to see what i mean about the two saddle bridge:

  4. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    However, i just realized that pre 1957 fender did not make the standard p pick guards but rather tele style, meaning that this bridge and pg combo never existed and that body is not a fender...

    Max Pratt
  5. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    the heavier roundover reminds me of 80's Kramer, Schecter, ESP, and Chandler
  6. Nomad98


    Dec 13, 2005
    It's definitely not a Fender body, look at the shape of the body where the upper horn meets the pocket. All Fender P's have the pocket extend out from the body producing a little curve outward from the upper horn. This body seems to have more of a 90 degree curve then go straight down to the pocket? If that doesn't make sense just look at some Fender bodies on eBay and you will see what I am saying.

    You may be buying a plywood body with a crappy bridge and god knows what for a pickup. There are a few bodies on ebay that are well in the $50 range and you would know what you are getting.
  7. TheFenderBender


    Jun 27, 2012
    Does it have bevels?

    If not, it may be a squier II
  8. bolophonic

    bolophonic SUSPENDED

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Some cheapo brand, probably not worth the $50 for a full refin project.