Vintage 1971 Fender Precision Bass Candy Apple Red


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Cosmetic Condition:  Cool vintage vibe & a rare color to boot!  The original Candy Apple Red finish is simply gorgeous, and although it shows quite a bit of wear it's still quite eye catching.  There are various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches & play wear.  It's pretty light for a P-Bass & quite resonant with a good body/neck connection.  The bass has been professionally set up by us with a fresh pack of strings & low action, so plays & sounds great!

Neck:  Nicely rounded maple neck with a beautiful, dark rosewood fingerboard & pearloid dot inlays.  The fingerboard appears to have been planed down a bit, from about the 15th fret to the end.  From the side view you can see it looks a bit thinner than the rest of the fingerboard.  Also the last three pearloid dots are replacements & have a much whiter look to them than the others.  The frets appear to be original, however, and show very little wear.  Original Fender "clover" tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 9/16" nut width; 34" scale length.  Truss rod is working & neck dates to '71, as does the neck plate serial number.

Body:  Contoured, solid alder body finished in original Candy Apple Red.  Top-loading bridge with four adjustable saddles & original bridge cover.  Unoriginal Allparts pickugard & finger-rest.  There are two extra screw holes in the body underneath the pickguard near the bass side of the neck.  This was most likely from a previously placed thumb-rest.  Bass weighs 8 lbs 13.5 oz.

Pickup:  Original P-Bass split single coil - 10.65K ohms.  Master volume & tone controls with original knurled knobs.  Pots are original & all electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included along with original owner's manual.  The case is a bit rough cosmetically, but serves its purpose well.

Why We Love Fender

It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.