NBD - 2012 Fender American Standard Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Eon Sky, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Eon Sky

    Eon Sky Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Pacific Northwest
    Okay, so...

    In an effort to begin to consolidate and upgrade my bass collection I've been hunting for some "staple basses". A Fender American Precision was always number one on that list. I've been searching Reverb and Craigslist, and saving to reach the goal. Out of the blue, I went to Craigslist tonight and saw, "posted one hour ago" and I immediately got in contact with the seller.

    Her friend owned a music store that closed down and he gave her a couple of instruments. She picked this one out and never played it for about four years before deciding that she just didn't want it around the house anymore. I talked her up, yes UP to $700 with the case. It still has all of the case candy and the plastic over the pickguard.

    I'm honestly still in shock, but I'm now the owner of a Fender American Precision Bass.

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  2. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    Nice find
     
  3. Looks really nice, congrats.
     
  4. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Great that you talked her up in price but still got an excellent deal.
     
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  5. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    Is that CAR? I’ve got the Jazz version with a tortoise pick guard. They look incredible together IMHO.
     
  6. Eon Sky

    Eon Sky Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Pacific Northwest
    It is, and it has some subtle sparkle to it that the pictures don't do justice. I went there knowing that I was saving for a black body but once I saw it in person, I fell in love with the color.
     
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  7. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    You raised her price? Were you desperate for a date? Sheesh. Nice bass, anyhoo!
     
  8. Eon Sky

    Eon Sky Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Pacific Northwest
    Nah. I wasn't her type, but her wife was very pleasant to speak with as well.
     
  9. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    I like your style.
     
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  10. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    Agreed. It’s subtle and comes alive under stage lights. Love it!!!

    Trust me, check out the tortoise on red look. Drool
     
  11. Eon Sky

    Eon Sky Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Pacific Northwest
    I was debating swapping for a black or pearloid pickguard, but I'm going to strongly consider tortoiseshell now too.
     
  12. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz i support licensing Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    Good for you, not taking advantage! AND you now own the best bass ever made!

    Sell everything else; you're there! dancinguyBanana.gif
     
  13. tat2clod

    tat2clod

    Nov 19, 2011
    Bloomington IN
    Sweet looking P wish my Craigslist searches were only this good enjoy.
     
  14. Great bass you can't go wrong with the Am.Std Precision I love mine. And well done for not ripping her off and paying a decent price, & still coming out with a bargain. :thumbsup::cool:
     
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  15. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Score!
     
  16. FantasticFour

    FantasticFour

    Dec 14, 2013
    Europeland
    I'm not a Jazz person but I couldn't resist an incredible offer on one of the last Standards before they switched to the Pros.
    And statistics don't lie: it's had playing time every single day for over one year now. And I'm still not a Jazz person: it's not my tone, it's not my body shape, it's not my neck profile. But darnit, this thing is so well made.
    Congrats on the great find + elegance.
     
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  17. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Eon Sky :)

    gooood karma!!! :thumbsup:

    Wise
     
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  18. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Such a great moment, being in the right time AND the right place...

    ... doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, E.F. Hutton listens...

    ... stay sirsty, my friend.
     
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  19. Wolfhound32

    Wolfhound32

    Sep 10, 2013
    WA State
    Congrats!!
    Love the look just the way it is ;)

    Enjoy!
     
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  20. Chrisk-K

    Chrisk-K

    Jan 20, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Great find!