Question about this "Fender Telecaster Bass"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by panama, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. panama


    May 26, 2009

    I am in no way affiliated with this seller.

    So, I'm browsing this website and I see "1968 Fender Telecaster Bass" but the pictures are clearly of a 1st generation precision. I look at more pics and even the headstock says "Precision Bass"

    The neck in the pics is dated 1968, the body is not a 68.

    I'm also confused as to why it is white underneath the neckplate.

    Could this be a 68 tele neck restickered on a much earlier precision body?

    What's up with this bass?
  2. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    The headstock says Telecaster Bass.

    Could be a rare bird.
  3. panama


    May 26, 2009
    haha alright. I assumed that

    I am not in the market to buy a bass right now. I was just curious cuz this seems like a total scam.
  4. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    The first version of the Telecaster bass was a fairly accurate copy of the original Pbass . The second version had the mudbucker .
  5. It looks exactly like what they say it is. That was my first bass in 1969. The only thing that throws me off a little is the amount of contour on the body's upper edge. that may be the angle it's photographed at though.

    The color difference under the plate is due to aging.
  6. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    That bass is exactly what guitarbroker says it is, a '68 Tele bass.
  7. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    It's not white. It's blonde. The rest of the body paint has aged. The areas not exposed to light (underneath the plates) is what the original color was.

    And, of course, ditto to what the others are saying. It's a '68 Tele bass.
  8. panama


    May 26, 2009
    Ah I see it does say telecaster on the headstock. My vision is wonky so early in the AM.

    I thought all tele basses had the mudbucker
  9. Sometimes I screw up when I think too!! :D
  10. No. Craig Brody is an old acquaintance of mine and I have to say, everything he sells is legit. Nice guy too. Used to have a really cool vintage guitar "museum" in town that was also his store. Way cool guy.
  11. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    The Telecaster Bass when first introduced was pretty close to the original pre-1954 Precision. The "F" neckplate, the headstock decal that says "Telecaster", and the neck date stamp show it's clearly NOT a pre- '54.

  12. lbpark


    Apr 23, 2005
    I'll back this up. I bought a guitar from Craig a few years ago. He's absolutely legit.
  13. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    No.The first Tele bass, like this one, was basically a reissue of the original 50's P-bass with a different name. The one with the mudbucker came later.
  14. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Anybody notice the truss rod nut?
  15. I see Craig drives Mustangs. Now for sure, I don't trust him!


    Ooooooooooooooooooooh! He's got a Mosrite too!

    < drooling smiley >


    Nice site and some nice gear there - with the exception of that silly plastic Ford.
  16. panama


    May 26, 2009
    Let it be known that this post was made by an uninformed person and that Craig Brody is a legit salesman.
  17. He's got some nice basses for sale! I really like this 61 P:
  18. To end all speculation, why didn't you quote the particular post about which you are speaking?
  19. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    I clicked on guitars and fell for the '68 Casino- pretty hard to find a real Kalamazoo Casino, and even more rare are the long-neck ones from the last two years they made 'em. And both a '62 and a '66 Jazzmaster- sigh...

    Then there's the '77 StingRay with rosewood board too...

  20. I'm a diehard GM guy, but even I have to admit that his '69 Shelby GT500 convertible is the cat's pajamas.