How Many Pre-CBS Fenders?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jcbrown, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. jcbrown

    jcbrown Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2014
    Minneapolis, MN
    A question I have not been able to answer, despite digging a bit:

    How many P and J basses were produced, per year, between 1960-1964 by Fender? I would suspect many more P's than J's, but are we talking 1,000 or 10,000? Any idea?

    Which leads into my next question:

    How many of those P's and J's are still in circulation today do you think? Let's say # of all original, and # of all original with refinish only?

    Interesting to figure out what the "supply" really is out there. How truly rare is a pre-CBS?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Don't know the answer but i can tell you if they made 5,000, say, in 1963, then there are still at least 7,500 in circulation.:laugh:
     
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  3. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    And they all went to Woodstock.
     
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  4. And amazingly enough nearly all pre CBS Precisions were played by James Jamerson!
     
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  5. Only the ones with “mojo”.