SOLD Fender 1978 Fretless Precision P Bass Guitar, all original w/original Fender hard shell case CLEAN!

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  1. allcanbforgiven

    allcanbforgiven The Lord's Neck Shop

    Oct 20, 2015
    Blacklick, Ohio
    Price:
    $1950.00
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    Ohio
    ABOUT THE BASS:
    This is a used 1978 Fender Fretless Precision Bass all original except the strings. It comes with the original case which is in great condition, original inspection card from factory and original owner's manual with matching serial number, and some other rice paper with Fender on it. The rear of the pick guard also has matching serial number sticker underneath. There is no warranty on this bass or warranty card.

    A rare Fender, 40 year old P-Bass bass, all original, in this nice of condition.
    Shipping: Free shipping in continental US only, all others please message me where you are so I can give you a shipping cost. The bass alone weighs 11 pounds. The package weighs 32 pounds.

    Payment: I can accept PayPal, and I also have a Square to accept credit cards.

    CONDITION:
    “BEAUTIFUL, EXCELLENT and VERY CLEAN USED CONDITION FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS OLD. THE STRINGS HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH FENDER STAINLESS STEEL FLAT WOUNDS. FINGERBOARD SHOWS ONLY VERY SLIGHT MINIMAL WEAR. THE CHROME IS ALL EXCELLENT, SHINY, AND BEAUTIFUL WITH NO OXIDATION. THE BACK OF THE BODY HAS 2 CURVED SLIGHT SCRATCHES ABOUT 1_1/4" LONG THEY ARE NOT THROUGH THE FINISH OR INTO THE WOOD. THERE IS SOME BELT BUCKLE MARKS ON THE BACK BUT NONE ARE THROUGH THE FINISH. THERE ARE TEENY TINY ABRASIONS ALL OVER BUT VERY HARD TO SEE. ON THE CURVE AT THE REAR THERE ARE SOME REALLY SMALL SCRATCHES. ON THE BACK WHERE THE BELT BUCKLE RASH IS THE BODY MUST HAVE SET ON SOME SHEET MUSIC THAT LEFT A SLIGHT IMPRESSION IN FINISH. PROBABLY MOST OF THE ISSUES COULD BE RUBBED OUT OR JUST LEAVE IT LIKE THAT. THE TUNING KEYS SEEM TO HAVE SLIGHT FACTORY BLEMISHES ON THEM, ALL CONSISTENT LOCATION, SIZE AND TYPE WITH EACH OTHER, WERE MADE IN GERMANY. I TRIED TO SHOW PICTURES OF WHAT I MENTIONED. THE TRUSS ROD WORKS CORRECTLY AND THE BASS HAS NICE LOW FRETLESS ACTION.”

    The BASS'S History: I bought this bass a couple years ago to compare other basses I had to it so I could try to see what all the Fender hype was about. I bought it from the original owner, a musician in Tennessee who played in the High School jazz band in his Jr and Sr year. He had bought this bass brand new before he graduated in 1978. He continued playing fretted basses throughout his career and never warmed up to the fretless bass. So this fretless bass basically stayed in the case in his closet. He said every once in a while he and his friends might get it out and play around on it and that was about it.

    Since I had it, I cleaned it and set it up and hung it on the wall . So now I'm building custom basses to play and really have no use for this bass anymore. I only played it a little maybe 10 minutes, its heavy and hard to play with the chrome covers on it, they get in the way of my fingers.

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  2. Brutus74

    Brutus74 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2013
    Ohio
    Very cool.
     
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  3. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
    niiiiiice
     
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  4. I love this combination of black body, pickguard and unlined maple neck . Wanted one of these since seeing Stan Sheldon playing one with Frampton in '76.

    Went back to buy an identical one from Low End a few years back and Brian had sold it to a Sam Ash dealer at a guitar show.

    Just bought a parts build off Ebay with an unlined maple Warmoth neck and pj setup with Wilde Pickups. Been thinking of building one and ran across it. I'd given up on finding one of these because most have rosewood boards-cool but love the maple . Good luck with the sale-wish I could.
     
  5. EpicSoundtracks

    EpicSoundtracks

    Mar 10, 2006
    Oakland, CA
    Lollar Pickups, Dunlop Strings
    wow. just.... wow. :jawdrop:
     
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  6. allcanbforgiven

    allcanbforgiven The Lord's Neck Shop

    Oct 20, 2015
    Blacklick, Ohio
    It looks better in real life!
    For what its worth, I have a perfect score on a different sales site for customer service.
     
  7. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
    dream bass
     
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  8. Callused Finger

    Callused Finger

    Feb 22, 2007
    New York
    Beautiful! Wish I could but I'm a million years away from that sort of expense these days.

    It's almost a shame it hasn't been played much.
     
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  9. allcanbforgiven

    allcanbforgiven The Lord's Neck Shop

    Oct 20, 2015
    Blacklick, Ohio
    It's true, it is a huge shame I'm not going to and this bass has not been played very much. I wanted to play it some but it is too nice and Im afraid of hurting it, its also pretty heavy. I have a dozen or so other basses that keep me pretty busy, along with buidling a couple custom monsters. The chrome also gets in my way so i would have to take them off and play. Thanks for your interest and post. bill
     
  10. wow - that is special
     
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  11. allcanbforgiven

    allcanbforgiven The Lord's Neck Shop

    Oct 20, 2015
    Blacklick, Ohio
    So, you inspired me to have a session in my home, i removed the ash trays and gave her a half hour, she has a nice little growl! 20171225_125953.jpg
     
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  12. allcanbforgiven

    allcanbforgiven The Lord's Neck Shop

    Oct 20, 2015
    Blacklick, Ohio
    Here is the ashtrays, i believe it came with foam rubber in the bridge cover! 20171225_125907.jpg
     
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  13. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Lovely bass. It would have had flats from the factory, originally. No rounds on the standard basses until around '83.
     
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  14. Callused Finger

    Callused Finger

    Feb 22, 2007
    New York
    Wow even more impressive without the ashtrays!
    She's a beaut!
     
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  15. allcanbforgiven

    allcanbforgiven The Lord's Neck Shop

    Oct 20, 2015
    Blacklick, Ohio
    Thank you FranF for the string information, I just checked the owner`s manual and the information I had wrote was not in there, so I was in error about the round rounds. I must have read it in one of the newer owners manuals as this 1978 owner's manual does not mention the string type so I edited the description accordingly.
     
  16. 60bass

    60bass Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    WOW absolutely stunning. GLWTS
     
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  17. ShirazBop

    ShirazBop

    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC
    Jaw dropping gorgeous!
     
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  18. Dear Fender,

    Please bring this model back.
     
  19. allcanbforgiven

    allcanbforgiven The Lord's Neck Shop

    Oct 20, 2015
    Blacklick, Ohio
    Please Don't Fear, I just made my first Talkbass transaction and received good feedback. I sold a 1997 Fender Jazz, No-line Fretless conversion, with Bartolini's and all blacked out. I do not know the buyer and have never met him until that transaction. So please check my feedback and consider this awesome piece of history! I added some more pictures of the pups and pots to the first thread. Thanks you! bill
     
  20. Richie Se7en

    Richie Se7en Presently distractivated Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    Shadow of South Philly
    That's a very cool bass, my friend!
    I wish I didn't have about 11-12 too many right now... or could at least play worth a damn to justify having even one. :meh:
     
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