SOLD Fender American Original '60s Precision Bass with Rosewood Fretboard - Lake Placid Blue

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by subtlestew, Sep 22, 2022.

  1. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    United States
    Greetings, bass shoppers. What we have here is one of the best production-model P-Basses Fender ever made. Look it up - this is one of the all-time great models, and they just recently stopped making them. The quality is easily as good as the multiple Custom Shop basses I've owned, at a fraction of the price. This particular instrument was purchased new just this past June. I think that the color scheme seen here, Lake Placid Blue with a Tort guard, is the best color for this bass, and perhaps for any bass. It's gorgeous in person.

    This bass has been played for maybe 3 hours total. It's in near-mint condition. I did remove the plastic from the pickguard (very neatly) and change the strings to GHS Pressurewounds, which are a great match for the bass - silky smooth with a nice growl on top. It comes with the original case, all tags, and the case candy, including a little pouch with paperwork, screws, and the bridge and pickup covers, which were never installed.

    If you like old-school P-basses with 1.75" necks, this is the one you want. Feels and sounds like pure authority on the stage.

    This bass weighs 9 lbs, 1 oz.

    $1750 shipped CONUS. Local pickup available here in NW CT for $1700.

    Here's Fender's information about the bass and its specs:

    Found on nearly every stage and studio, the Fender P-Bass needs no introduction. This model features a thunderous Pure Vintage '63 pickup for meaty tone.

    Fender American Original '60s P Bass

    An updated take on the instrument that created the pop culture soundtrack of the 20th century, the Fender American Original '60s Precision Bass is the best way to get original-era sound and style with today's feel.

    By the 1960s, the Precision Bass was the workhorse electric bass; from the clubs of Detroit to the beaches of Southern California, its tone laid the foundation for modern music. The American Original '60s Precision Bass has all of the features with which the P Bass conquered the world of music*elegantly simple, its sound, style and comfort are joined by modern playability.

    The Pure Vintage "63 P Bass split-coil pickup is as period-correct as possible, from the enamel-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. There*s no mistaking the powerful punch of this pickup that helped shape the sound of modern music. The thick "1963 C"-shaped neck profile gracefully fills the fret hand, while the 9.5"-radius fingerboard will feel familiar to any player. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware - including a four-saddle vintage-style bridge - vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood "breathe" naturally with resonant tone, it also wears in a distinctively appealing way.

    - Body: Alder
    - Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    - Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
    - FingerBoard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
    - Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
    - Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    - Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Shell
    - Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot
    - Dimensions: 6.25x18.25x51 IN
    - Weight: 16.31 LB
    - Series: American Original
    - Body Shape: Precision Bass
    - Neck Material: Maple
    - Neck Shape: "1963 C"
    - Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    - Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    - Num of Frets: undefined
    - Fret Size: Vintage Tall
    - String Nut: Bone
    - Nut Width: 1.73" (44 mm)
    - Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
    - Pickup: Pure Vintage '63 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
    - Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    - Pickup Switching: None
    - Pickup Configuration: Split Single-Coil
    - Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
    - Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Reverse Open-gear

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  2. alembicguy

    alembicguy I roam the earth and I know things Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Absolutely stunning!
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  3. Kernkamp

    Kernkamp Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    St. Paul, MN
    That’s a beaut! I might need to sell something.
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  4. MaccaMan1964

    MaccaMan1964 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    Agree with the color assessment. I do think Pino red is a equal to this. All other colors, fall in behind the leaders!!
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  5. G RICH 5

    G RICH 5 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
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