Hi- '76' P Bass I think? Help....

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Miggy Green, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Miggy Green

    Miggy Green

    Jan 12, 2014
    Hi, i am a new member here and have been reading some threads on 76 p basses...I think I have one, I bought it used in a shop for about $900 in 1993-ish and have played many gigs with it.

    It does have serial numbers on it, at the base of the neck on the body, I have tried looking up Fenders site but it's hard to work out...the numbers read as follows...708833, I thought it was 76 but the number doesn't have that date on it????? :rollno:

    I'm not looking to sell but am interested in any information that might help. It's really heavy and has a great tone... thanks ;)
  2. speediejohn


    Oct 7, 2011
    I have a 72 & a 74. Both have the serial numbers on the chrome neck plate.
  3. Red Mulch

    Red Mulch

    Jan 24, 2014
    Soquel, CA
    Hey there,

    I have a '76 P-bass. If the serial number on the headstock is visible, the first two numbers should be 76. From what I was told by my repairman, all seventies P-basses have a headstock serial that begins with an 'S', with the exception of 1976, when they used the two digits. My brother has a '78, and the headstock serial begins "S8------".

    I'm going off of what I've been told...maybe another TBF has more definitive info. If the headstock decal is not visible, then I'm at sea on this one.

    I sure love my '76. Sounds like you love yours, too!