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Mint 1966 Fender Precision

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JPMcGuire, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. JPMcGuire

    JPMcGuire Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    I bought this from the original owner who bought it in 1966 and was a guitar player. He kept it under the bed and was only used occasionally when his uncle came over for family events. Really incredible condition for a 66. Never ran across one this nice. Plays and sounds so good.

    Weight. 8lbs 10oz
    Strung with labella flats
    No noticeably fret wear and no discernible dead spots, nice action
    Case is an original 1965 OEM case
    All original
    Appraised and confirmed by Elderly Music in 2005

    $5400 shipped

    http://s860.photobucket.com/user/michricker/library/1966 Fender Precision

    I'm selling to pay some family bills. I would be interested in a 2013 Mia pbass and cash. Or by chance a decent double bass and cash.
  2. hotrodjohn

    hotrodjohn Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    dats what I'm talkin bout
  3. mgbass


    Mar 31, 2004
    Northern KY
    Whoa…that's a nice instrument!
  4. diptixon


    Oct 29, 2004
    Wow... takes me back to the identical '66 P I bought in '86 for $500... and sold in '88 for $600. :bawl:
    This was all before 'post-CBS' (or on the cusp) was considered 'desirable'.
    How things have changed...

    Gorgeous bass.
  5. A perfectly respectable 20% return! Just trying to help you look on the bright side :hyper:

  6. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    WOW! Are you serious? That is a give-it-away price!

    A photo of the back of the body would be good.

    If my finances were in a bit better shape that P would be coming my way.
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  8. JPMcGuire

    JPMcGuire Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    Thank you sir!
  9. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    The '66 P was the last year for the P Bass to made made just like a pre-CBS ('63-'64 models).

    I'm lucky enough to own an all original (minus thumb bar and pickguard screws) '66 candy apple red P but it's certainly is not in as good as condition as yours!

    Nice bass and nice price! A Fender Custom Shop P is around $4 grand and yours is a true blue vintage!

  10. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Another beyond fine Fender.

    I'm glad I'm here and able to check these basses out.
  11. JPMcGuire

    JPMcGuire Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    Thanks all! Yes, this is an absolutely incredible bass due to it being in such good shape for a bass approaching 50 years old. Nice low even action and I dont think the truss rod has ever been adjusted it appears. Only reason Im selling is to get into a nice double bass. Or would keep this historic bass for sure.

    Some incredible trade offers. Really most interested in cash to fund toward a nice old german upright. I have my electric bass needs covered with my main MTD 635 (love that bass - does it all for me).:bassist:
  12. Damian Coccio

    Damian Coccio Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Guitars

    Pm sent do you have back pictures
  13. JPMcGuire

    JPMcGuire Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    Bass is SOLD for Cash and will be missed!!

    Now to look into the darkside of upright bass. :cool: