Vintage '63 Fender P sighting...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RAM, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Two nights ago I came across a '63 Fender Precision at my local GC. I don't have the $3,500 to buy it, but I was still intrigued...

    Anyway, I picked it up and loved how the notes had so much warmth and the notes swelled in such a way that only few can.

    I asked the clerk if all the parts were original, if they checked serial numbers, disassembled the bass to verify neck and body match, etc.

    Then I noticed something odd about the bridge: the foam looked almost brand new. Could this be? I was under the impression that the foam on Fender bridges usually disintegrated after a couple of decades (or less). This wouldn't hurt resale, would it?