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where to buy a used MIJ Fender Prec 51?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by julius_hader, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. julius_hader


    Nov 7, 2004
    Hello all,

    I am looking for a Japanese Fender Precision (something between 1951 and 1954 reissue). My search around here in Germany is quite unsuccessful, so I am thinking about buying an used instrument via internet somewhere in the US.

    Does anybody know a good reliable dealer or shop for used instruments, who ship to Germany? Or is here anybody who would sell his 51 Prec MIJ (all sorts)? :smug:

    Thank you
  2. rluk


    Nov 4, 2004
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Sting signature bass from
    Just bought an aerodyne from them, rather low prices
    (even with 18% and 3,2% taxes added in EU ), good
    service, though sometimes you have to wait to get
    an answer to your email, the only guy who speaks
    english seems to work 2 and 2 as it seems.
    Bass was well packaged, game in 3 days with EMS.
  3. rluk


    Nov 4, 2004
    Tallinn, Estonia
    duh, you wanted a used one.
    -bangs his head against the wall-
    ok I ve been up all night, need more coffee!
    though I might not be completely off target here, ishibashi
    also sells used instruments :p
  4. julius_hader


    Nov 7, 2004
    oh thank you for any information!!! :hyper:
  5. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    I'm pretty sure the person at Ishibashi that speaks English/deals with international customers is a woman...

    There should be one called OPB51, but it's probably around 800 USD new (980 USD retail).
  6. rottenramone


    Dec 11, 2003
    Ishibashi's used instrument's section is under "U-box".

    There's a gray bar to select the category that you want.

    To select their used basses, click on the second tab after "all" in the gray bar at the top of the window.

    Have fun!! :hyper:
  7. julius_hader


    Nov 7, 2004

    thank you guys!

    the only problem will be the custom duty i guess - ...
  8. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    The Sting Signature Model model # is OPB54-145SG. The OPB stands for "old Precision Bass", 54 is for 1954, 145 is for the list price of 145,000 yen (about 1,450 US dollars!), and the SG? Probably Sting Gordon? Isn't his last name really Gordon? Because the Marcus Miller is "MM", the Richie Blackmore is "RB", and who can forget Yngwie Malmsteen ("YM")?!!

    Oh, and by the way, good luck Julius!

    *** I was wrong, Sting's real name is Gordon Sumner, so I'm not sure what the "G" is for in the SG... :confused:
  9. Hey Julius. Try buffalobrosguitars.com and basspalace.com. Both have used MIJ '50s Precision reissues listed on their Websites.
  10. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    You'll probably get the Sting for less local, for some reason the Japanese sig model prices are really jacked up there I think.