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SOLD FS: 78 US Fender P-Bass - All Original

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by swpyne, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    I have to fund some other recent purchases so this beauty needs to find a new home. I just don't play it enough to be able to justify keeping it.

    This listing is for a 100% original 1978 Fender Precision Bass with its original hardshell case. Both the bass and its case are in excellent condition for their age. This bass was originally custom ordered with the more rare Jazz Bass "A" neck profile that is 1 1/2" wide at the nut. Every single screw on it came original on this bass, including the original chrome pickup and bridge covers. Even more rare is that the original bridge cover still has its 'weatherstrip' foam mute in it (see pic). The neck is arrow straight with LOW action ( with NO truss rod issues of any kind), and the frets have little to NO wear. The action is set low, and it plays and sounds exactly like a vintage P bass should. The original thumb rest is also included (not pictured in the photos)

    This one is actually lightweight for this era, weighing in at only 9lbs 8 oz. The original pickguard still has its sticker underneath it that corresponds to the serial number on the headstock (see pic). The bass's natural finshed ash body has a few small dings on it's lower edges, and also has a few at the end of the headstock that are hard to show in a photograph, but nothing that detracts from its appearance.

    The original pot date codes are from mid 1977. All of the wiring and solder connections have never been tampered with and are 100% original. This bass was purchased brand new in 1978, by the original owner, who was a drummer, it has seen very little play time in its 33 years of existence. You will not be disappointed with this one! Its original Fender orange velvet lined hardshell case is also in very good condition for its age (see pics), and all of the hinges and latches function perfectly.

    This bass will be packed extremely well and shipped fully insured via FedEx. Thanks for looking.

    $1975.00 shipped and insured in the CONUS

    I "might" consider trades that net me at least $1,000.00

    All the photos can be seen here: http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh162/swpyne/1978 Fender P/

  2. very nice ! glwts
  3. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Oh damn! Suh-weet!
  4. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    Sumbich Spencer. It R nice:D
  5. Sleepwalker42

    Sleepwalker42 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Top stuff as usual Spencer!
  6. estringnyc


    Jun 21, 2007
    New York City
    Maybe my kids don't need to go school this year? You're killing me with this one Spencer! Bump for one helluva forum member.
  7. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    Thanks for all the kind words guys, this really is an exceptional vintage P. The A neck makes it so easy to play!
  8. JWTin


    Sep 3, 2007
    I don't remember if I messaged you already but I have a geddy lee I am looking to trade. It has sadowsky electronics and some visual upgrades. Can shoot pics if interested..
  9. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    PM me directly with some photos and I'll certainly take a look.......
  10. fu22ba55

    fu22ba55 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2009
  11. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    That's sweet!
  12. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    ...............and she' been traded!

    Thanks to all of you who made offers and positive comments.

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