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SOLD Vintage 1978 Fender Precision Bass - Sunburst/Rosewood Original Finish & Electronics!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by The Bass Clef, Mar 4, 2013.


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  1. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    SOLD!

    78PSunburstRW2_zpsa2f318fa.

    1978 Fender Precision Bass
    Original Sunburst Finish w/ Rosewood Fretboard
    Original Pickups & Pots


    Here's a sweet '78 P bass that sounds, plays and looks awesome! It's also really lightweight for a late '70s Fender, at just 9.75 lbs. on the bathroom scale. That's almost 2 lbs. lighter than the average for this era!

    It has obviously been played a lot over the last 35 years, but it was loved and well-taken care of. The neck has a few discolored spots on the back where the finish has chipped off, but the wood is fine. The headstock has lots of dings and dents, but no cracks or anything structural. The original electronics work great, the pickup is strong, loud and definitely has the vintage P sound! This really is a great vintage bass that has it all. No Issues, No cracks, No extra screw holes, No mods, No repairs. The pics kind of make it look like it has some extra screw holes by the jack, but they are just dings and the finish is missing in those spots.

    This bass is ALL ORIGINAL except the thumbrest, the chrome pickup/bridge covers, and the pickguard looks like it has less wear on it compared to rest of the body, so I'm thinking it's not original.

    Everything dates to '78: The serial number (S878XXX), both pickup halves, and both pots.. and the wiring is original with virgin solder joints. Please take a look at all the date codes in the "under the hood" photos in the full album link below.

    The neck is straight and it feels great. It's a comfy 1 9/16" at the nut. The truss rod works as it should. The original frets still have lots of life. It just had a pro setup and it plays awesome with low action and no deadspots.

    The bass will include you choice of case (price is the same either way)..
    A) The original (but beat up) plastic molded Fender case. It has cracks on the corners, it's missing 1 of the 4 hinges on the back and the little metal feet are gone except for one. It's fine for storage and will be packed very well for shipping, but I probably wouldn't gig with it. Or ...
    B) A tweed hard case that is in very nice condition. Not Fender brand, but similar style. Red plush interior. Almost brand new.
    See pics of both cases in the album link below.

    [DEL]$1650[/DEL]
    [DEL]$1595[/DEL]
    $1549 Shipped (CONUS)
    Paypal or Money Order Accepted.
    Shipping will be insured for the purchase price and will include a tracking #.

    Click HERE FOR THE FULL PHOTO ALBUM! (30 pics)

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  2. notejung

    notejung Supporting Member

    Want to get this one!!!
     
  3. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Indiana, USA
    Great price on a sweet looking P!
     
  4. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Thanks coronado! To the top...
     
  5. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Indiana, USA
    pm sent
     
  6. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I wish I had money!!! I love the look of a worn out P. it's the most classic and stylistic bass ever I think b
     
  7. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    I agree! ^^

    Make me an offer if you'd like to own this bass!
     
  8. notejung

    notejung Supporting Member

    Bump for great seller
     
  9. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Thanks Note! ^^
     
  10. Reviresco

    Reviresco "Spread hope like fire." Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2011
    New England
    Any trade interest?
     
  11. adamlunt

    adamlunt

    Oct 18, 2012
    Birmingham, UK
    This bass makes my man parts feel funny
     
  12. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Lol^^
     
  13. BassScum

    BassScum

    May 1, 2008
    So Cal
    PM Sent
     
  14. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Wow! 4,300+ views and no one has bought this thing yet!?? You will probably not find a lighter late '70s P Bass out there!!
     
  15. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Bump
     
  16. notejung

    notejung Supporting Member

    love this one.
     
  17. adamouch

    adamouch

    Apr 28, 2013
    Hi, do you still have this matey?
     
  18. herrdruhl

    herrdruhl Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    arrgh, this is torture, need to stop looking.... nice example of a late 70's P!
     
  19. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Yes, it's still available!





    Thanks man!
     
  20. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    SOLD!
     

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