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nbd 1965 fender precision with a jazz neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by btbraden, Jun 30, 2012.


  1. btbraden

    btbraden

    Sep 9, 2005
    Oroville, CA
    Just picked up today a stamped neck 65 precision with stamped a jazz neck, this things got origanal pots and lots of mojo the crazy thing is it has a stamped neck plate with 66 date code on it, any info pics will be up tonight
     
  2. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Can't wait for pics!
     
  3. btbraden

    btbraden

    Sep 9, 2005
    Oroville, CA
    Teaser

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  4. Stilettoprefer

    Stilettoprefer

    Nov 26, 2010
    It come with the pup/bridge covers?
     
  5. btbraden

    btbraden

    Sep 9, 2005
    Oroville, CA
    Looks to never had a bridge one on, no Pup cover
     
  6. Must be a refin I should think - no screw holes for the bridge cover, and isn't the tug bar on the wrong side for a '65? Nice looking bass though.
     
  7. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I'm wondering if it's a Fender body.
     
  8. Looks fair enough, pickguard from the late seventies, but that trussrodnut looks really crooked... Somebody tried to adjust that with a blowtorch?

    As for the body, you can tell if it's a genuine by looking at the back. At the centerline there should be 2 doweled holes. One +- 1" from the back strapbutton, and the other one 2" from the neckplate.
     
  9. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Yes. Might have originally been on the right side, but if it was moved the pickguard doesn't look to be original since it's not drilled (and should be tort for a 65 anyways).

    Even with it having been sanded down/stripped, I would think the holes for the covers should be visible next to the bridge. Weren't these things mounted prior to sale?
     
  10. btbraden

    btbraden

    Sep 9, 2005
    Oroville, CA
    It does have the two dowel marks in those spots here's some more pics will get more up when I hit some WiFi

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  11. wilfred

    wilfred

    Jun 17, 2012
    Nice man, wheres the fender logo on the headstock?
     
  12. btbraden

    btbraden

    Sep 9, 2005
    Oroville, CA
    Guy I got it from bought it in 95 showed me the receipt said its just worn off over the years
     
  13. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    It's a fender P body (Fullerton hump in horn, and putty filled nail holes sighted on back)—probably 74ish pickguard and alder body. Looks like it could be a Jazz A neck. Decal was sanded off way back when 'cause it said "Jazz Bass." :D
     
  14. btbraden

    btbraden

    Sep 9, 2005
    Oroville, CA
    It's a jazz neck stamped 65a I'll try and get the neck off tonight and snap a pic
     
  15. btbraden

    btbraden

    Sep 9, 2005
    Oroville, CA
    So as far as value what would this be worth ballpark ideas?
     
  16. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    Parts basses always take a big hit, even if they are great parts.
    I got this '66 Jazz neck on a '70 P body a few years back for $1K.

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    I know prices have gone up, but I think your bass is in the $1500 range, which is a great deal for the buyer. Not so much for the seller.

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  17. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Chicago
    The gloss of the laquer seems to match on the neck, headstock, and body. I'd guess they refinished the neck and the headstock, and that's why it's missing the logo. It does devalue it a bit more. I hope you got a good deal on it.

    I'm all about vintage players like that one, though. They're great basses if you don't pay too much for them. Are the PU's original?

    As long as it sounds and plays good, that's all that matters.
     
  18. btbraden

    btbraden

    Sep 9, 2005
    Oroville, CA
    yeah original pu's it sounds great, needs some setup and truss adjust and it will be rocking, i got an okay deal on it I guess, probably could have done better but its still a pretty cool piece in my opinion
     
  19. Dan55

    Dan55

    Apr 26, 2006
    Atlanta
    Could be the original neck. They put A necks on Precisions on occasion in the pre CBS days.

    Dan
     
  20. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    If it were mine, (and I had one like it in '68, but with the original finish), I would pay for a restoration with a real 3tsb nitro finish, correct vintage pickguard, fretwork, heatreat the neck, decal, etc., but with a fair amount of relicing.

    A great shop for that kind of work back East is RSGuitarworks. Here is a before and after of my '55 P-bass...

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