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FS:1982 Fender Walnut Precision Special

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by krall, Apr 27, 2009.


  1. krall

    krall Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Shediac, NB Canada
    Something seldom seen..An (early) natural '82 Fender Walnut Precision Special in near mint condition. From the serial number, it seems like the 21st instrument made. A quote from someone who knows a bit about them:

    "The natural (lighter) color Walnut Specials were the first batch made and are very, very rare. I've seen 2 vs. 50+ of the tinted ones. Fender started spraying a burst pattern tinted clear coat after that first batch. Unfortunately, the tinted clear coat has a reputation of bubbling and flaking off, unlike the lighter first batch of instruments. John Page posted on the FDP forum that less than 200 Walnut Precision Specials were produced and Fender lost money on every one sold."

    Now, what makes this instrument a little more "special" is the fact it's the actual bass chosen and photographed for the 1982 Fender catalog. This makes the bass harder to value, but after speaking to several dealers/collectors in the past few months and taking into account the current economy, i've decided to let her go for $3500 USD+ shipping. This piece will continue to rise in value due to the fact it's the actual bass featured in the catalog. I'm located in Canada and will only accept Paypal. Partial cash + trade on a lower end valued 4 string bass might be a possibility, but looking mainly for cash at this point. Don't miss out on this rare piece!



    Some pics (she looks way better in person!):

    Body.

    Headstock.

    Back.

    Tuners.

    She's pretty light at 8.5 pounds:

    Weight.

    InCase-1.

    IMG_5434.

    Scanned pic of 1982 catalog:

    GetAttachment.

    Specs:

    1982 Walnut Precision Special
    The nut is 1.65" (or B width)
    The neck has the thinner D shape
    Solid black walnut body and neck
    One of approx. 200-300 made
    This is one of the earliest P Specials produced
    Tweed hard case included
    Excellent condition, fantastic tone
    Copy of 1982 Fender catalog will be included
     
  2. As mentioned on another forum ;) this is great looking bass!

    Krall is a good guy, I recommend you buy his instrument!
     
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    That is one great looking bass. And I went back and forth between the "live" pics and the catalog pic. That really IS the same bass! Kewl. Bump.
     
  4. krall

    krall Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Shediac, NB Canada
    Yes it is!
     
  5. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Awesome ain't it! Best o' luck Krall! ;) ;) ;)
     
  6. dakpluto

    dakpluto

    Oct 14, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    be right back....selling my neighbor into the sex slave trade.
     
  7. krall

    krall Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Shediac, NB Canada
    Ok..But hurry! :hyper::D
     
  8. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Is this the bass because of the matching wood grain? My monitor sucks...
     
  9. krall

    krall Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Shediac, NB Canada
    Yes, the grain is identical and the serial number matches (impossible to see the serial on the scanned photo on here, but you can just barely make it out when you look at the actual catalog in front of you).This bass is the actual one photographed in the catalog.
     
  10. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Thats quite a cool bass! :) Free bump?
     
  11. krall

    krall Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Shediac, NB Canada
    Bump!
     
  12. dakpluto

    dakpluto

    Oct 14, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    Damnit....they said too ugly even for the slave trade :\

    Attempting to sell my liver now.
     
  13. Jared92

    Jared92

    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    I was always wondering what they do with catalog basses!

    They ship them to Canada!
     
  14. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Under 9 pounds? Egads! Mine (non walnut) is around 11, that's pretty damned sweet.
     
  15. krall

    krall Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Shediac, NB Canada
    Bump!
     
  16. Deposit sent.
     
  17. krall

    krall Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Shediac, NB Canada
    On hold pending final payment!
     
  18. krall

    krall Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Shediac, NB Canada
    Sold!
     
  19. jowens004

    jowens004

    Jul 25, 2009
    Windermere, FL
    Kill me now! Please...no really...
     
  20. that is the same scale that i have!
     

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