Is this pre CBS Fender? Good price?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Las Olas, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK
  2. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    No it's a CBS bass. It's no longer original due to the strip job, I would not pay much more than that. ymmv
  3. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    CBS bought Fender some time between 1965 and 1967. That's not pre CBS if it was built 69 or 70. Looks nice though.
  4. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    CBS bought Fender in 1965. Anything past that year is considered "CBS."

    1965 is considered a "transistion year."

    I would place that bass between 1968-1971.

    Hope this helps
  5. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    What exactly does CBS stand for?
  6. Columbia Broadcast Services, they are a giant corporation who bought out Fender.

    ;) Treena
  7. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    Thanks, CBS as the TV channel? Do they still own Fender?
  8. Yes, CBS the TV corp. and no CBS sold out in 1985, to a group of employees and investors, led by Mr. Schultz, purchased the company from CBS. The sale put Fender in the hands of a small group of musically dedicated people who have committed their lives to creating the world’s finest musical instruments. The team had to start from scratch – there were no buildings or machines included in the deal. They owned only the name, the intellectual property, and the parts and inventory that were left over in stock. Supported by a core group of loyal employees, dealers and suppliers – some of whom had been with the company since Leo Fender began making guitars and amplifiers – Bill Schultz and his colleagues set out to rebuild an American icon.

    You can read Fenders history here

    ;) Trena
  9. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK
    Thanks for all the help, very interesting!


  10. interesting- it has block inlays as per later 70's J basses, but has a 4bolt neck and trussrod access at the body as with earlier J's.