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Fender Precision 1988 '57 re-issue originality

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jeffreylee, May 14, 2016.

  1. jeffreylee


    Jan 6, 2013
    I've had this bass for quite a few years now, and I've always had just a couple of doubts about its originality. Does anybody know if it would have come with the bridge and pickup covers installed? Mine has no holes for either. It may've been refinished and the holes filled.
  2. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    They didn't drill for them originally.
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  3. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    I have a '62 Jazz reissue that I bought new in 1988. The chrome covers were supplied uninstalled and there were no holes drilled for them. Of course I installed them...and did a crummy job of it too :-(

    - Steve
  4. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Agreed. They didn't drill for them.
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  5. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Some related info... I've had 2 Fullerton '62 Ps that had pilot holes drilled by the factory for the bridge cover only, but they never had any screws in them (they were small and not threaded). And I agree with the others... the Corona reissues (1986+) were not drilled.
  6. Same for my Fullerton Jazz, and my former Corona Jazz.
  7. jeffreylee


    Jan 6, 2013
    Thanks for the info everybody. I've had mine apart and there's nothing to indicate it's been refinished. It's in Surf Green which I think is fairly rare.
    Last edited: May 15, 2016

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