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For Sale Fender Road Worn / Nate Mendel Precision

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by haystack55, Jul 17, 2017 at 8:49 AM.

  1. haystack55

    haystack55 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2011
    Houston, TX
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    Up for sale is my Fender 50s Road Worn Precision Bass / Nate Mendel hybrid bass.

    Here's the specs:

    Fender 50s Road Worn Precision alder bass body in 2 tone sunburst, with these upgrades:
    WD black 10 hole pickguard - brand new
    Fender Original '62 pickup
    Mojotone wiring harness(vitamin T .047 uf cap)

    2013 Fender Nate Mendel Precision Bass neck, which is modeled after a 1971 Precision.
    7.25" radius, slim-C profile, 1.615" nut width, urethane finish, rosewood board, with 70's Schaller type elephant ear tuners and vintage script on the headstock.

    My idea here was to create a modern bass with some 70s mojo, which I think I accomplished pretty well. The Mojotone circuit and '62 pickup give this thing some seriously nice tone and it plays super easy. The parts were purchased used with some play wear but I've put very little mileage on it since I put it together and as a result there's very little overall wear on the bass, frets included.

    The case I have for it is a weird, not-sure-if-it's-genuine Fender branded plastic case. It looks like a regular tolex case but there's very little padding on the inside. The bass doesn't move much in there but again, not sure how it'll travel.

    Not really looking for anything in trade. I'd prefer to sell the bass together, but will consider parting it out after some time passes.

    I've got this listed at $750 locally, but for the Talkbass community it's $700 Paypal or postal money order + actual shipping, to CONUS only.
    maverick49 likes this.
  2. The Nate Mendel model should have a nut width less than 1.5" and the large pad tuner plates should bear the Fender logo stamped on them, whereas the headstock itself should look road-worn bearing some di fa and looking less mint ...?
  3. haystack55

    haystack55 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Not to call you out, but that's not exactly accurate, according to Fender's specs:
    mendel specs.
  4. Grooveline

    Grooveline Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    1.615 nut width confirm bump. Gianni, the factory tuners come stamped with Fender on them (cant see in photos) and the neck is lacquered finished pretty thinly with some light wear on the headstock however I think the op stated they have 70's Schaller tuners on it.