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Need help ID'ing a P- Highway or Am Vintage?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Skyblue977, Apr 11, 2009.


  1. I need (want) to add a P to the stable. I'm looking at this on crap bay. Can anybody tell me if it's a Highway 1 or and Am Vintage or Std? The seller claims he does not know.
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Fender-Bass-Guitar-Precision-USA_W0QQitemZ300306709127QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Musical_Instruments_Instruments?hash=item300306709127&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318
     
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  3. musicelectronix

    musicelectronix

    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    I am intrested to know about this as well, mainly the possible "how can we tell?" part for future reference.

    I am not an expert, not even a newbie, but body seems to be 3 piece.
     
  4. M5Yates

    M5Yates

    Feb 7, 2005
    Austin, TX
    HWY 1

    American Standard has a string-thru body and deluxe tuners.
    (you can change tuners, but it's hard to hide the string-thru holes)
    A 62 Reissue Precision has a serial number on the neck plate that starts with "V", plus lots more.
     
  5. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Looks like a highway one with a few aesthetic mods. Finish looks like the satin nitro does when you buff or polish it up. The burst looks like a Hwy 1 as well. I may be wrong though.
     
  6. The '62 Vintage would also have the truss rod agjustment at the heel of the neck, not at the headstock.
     
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I've been doing some Googling, and the Hwy 1 3TSB did not come with a tort guard or ashtrays. Of course they may have been added by a previous owner.
     
  8. savit260

    savit260

    Mar 6, 2006
    Boston
    Definitly a Highway one.

    62 ReIssue nor an American Series would have the skunk stripe neck either.


    That's a dolled up Highway one, made in 2003.
     
  9. Sleeq

    Sleeq

    Feb 13, 2008
    Lebanon/Kuwait
    Pre-upgrade HWY1.

    You can tell by the tuners (same used for MIM)
     
  10. Thanks All, I'll give it a miss then.
     
  11. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Different logos, neck tint, sunburst pattern, tort pickguard, tuners, serial number (62 RI's start with a V), serial number location, neck plate, skunk stripe, and if I'm not mistaken, different sized frets.

    Old Highway 1.
     

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