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Is this vintage P Bass for real?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by amerbs38, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. amerbs38

    amerbs38 Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    Santa Cruz, CA
  2. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003

    Wow, nice.
    Look real, I had a 1970 just like that.
    That is what I call NOS. Fair price to for a Bass in that shape.
  3. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    If you look carefully there do seem to be some very minor nicks along the top edge of the body. Otherwise that is a very clean bass.
  4. pedulla-2007


    Sep 2, 2008
    Looks very real to me. Fretless basses have a tendency to become closet queens, simply because they are not exactly confidence inspiring to play. I know i had a 70's Jazz and P-bass that sat in a gun safe for 20 yrs, simply because i switched over to 5 string basses!
  5. mndean


    Mar 20, 2009
    Good grief, they ought to adjust that neck. The E string is barely on the fretboard.
  6. I'm guessing that it was refinished at some point. And, there does look like there's a bit of neck warp. Otherwise, it looks awfully clean!

    Oh yeah... I'm also no Fender expert, so I'm not one to really judge as to its authenticity...
  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Almost 3 grand for a 70s Fender ... count me out!!!
  8. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    The extra pickguard screws and the burst on the back of the body around the neck heel are a bit strange.

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