SOLD PRICE DROP! Squier Precision Bass 1983 Sunburst SQ Series Japan '70s Reissue

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by limit6, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. limit6


    Dec 5, 2007
    Philly, PA
    1983 Squier Precision Bass Made in Japan also comes with hardshell case. This SQ series Squier Japanese made '70s style precision bass is made incredibly well, and is comparable to USA basses. The attention to detail, wood selection 2 piece sen ash (Japanese ash) body is super nice and what a great finish.

    This is all original with a sunburst finish and a slab rosewood fretboard. This bass is 34 years old and has that vintage vibe with great tone. This is truly a wonderfully crafted instrument.

    This bass is in great shape, the frets are still really good, the truss rod works well and it has not been played hard. There are a few abrasions on the body and one on the headstock but overall is in really good condition.

    This bass is set up well and ready to be played with a new set of fender flatwounds.

    The case is a gator case in good condition, I can take pictures if requested.

    Questions are welcome!
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2018
  2. limit6


    Dec 5, 2007
    Philly, PA

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  3. Edison Lo

    Edison Lo

    Feb 19, 2015
    weren't these going for like 500 like not that long ago?
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  4. limit6


    Dec 5, 2007
    Philly, PA
    Not sure, had this one for a couple weeks and want to send it to someone who will play it more than me. I researched Reverb listings and felt this was a pretty fair price considering the market.
  5. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    Be still my the SQ series. By the way, these bodies were made from a Japanese ash called Sen Ash. Good luck with the sale.
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  6. limit6


    Dec 5, 2007
    Philly, PA
    This truly is a special bass, perfect balance, phenomenal attention to detail, very true spec to early ‘70s p’s. The person purchasing this bass will not be disappointed in the least.
  7. reddog


    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    Yup, Fender Japan is no more.
    This combo is even rarer. I wish it were medium scale.. :)
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  8. limit6


    Dec 5, 2007
    Philly, PA
    They did an amazing job on the craftsmanship on this run. The balance, tone and attention to detail is great. My cousin has a '71 and the neck specs feel almost identical.
  9. Gringo Basso

    Gringo Basso

    Aug 26, 2016
    I have an 83 as well and can testify to the quality of these basses. That bass allowed me to sell off a few Gibsons, Fenders and Rickenbackers because they did not play and sound as good as the Squier MIJ. Mine looks like it's been through WWIII but this is a very clean specimen. For all purposes it's a Fender Japan, but branded as Squier.
  10. limit6


    Dec 5, 2007
    Philly, PA
    God, do I even want to sell it? Hahaha it the best sounding, playing and feeling bass I own and I have a fullerton precision for sale.
  11. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    I had an '83 Squier just like this but black. One of the best P basses I ever owned (or played, for that matter) and I've owned a considerable number of nice Ps over the years

    GLWTS. Someone is gonna be happy.
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  12. limit6


    Dec 5, 2007
    Philly, PA
    It’s truly a special bass. Perfect weight and balance. I’m most likely going to regret selling it.
  13. gnergaard


    May 31, 2002
    Chicago, IL USA
    I have an '83/'84 and agree with all of the praise.
    When I purchased mine a few years back in beat up but very functional condition it was about $400 and I thought it was a really good deal.
    However, the prices these are going for now are still a good value. There isn't much that I've seen under $1000 new that is better than the MIJ SQ series.
    I use my Squire P in the studio frequently and get smiles from everyone involved. These nail the '70s Precision sound and are far more consistent in build quality than most manufacturers out there.
    PS- I hope my comments about pricing don't violate TB rules.
    PPS- what is the weight? Many of these Sen Ash basses are super light...
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  14. limit6


    Dec 5, 2007
    Philly, PA
    the weight is super light 8 lbs 2oz