It's black! Enough said. But seriously - what a cool looking bass. All the right wear with a true vintage vibe that just cannot be duplicated in any custom shop. Everything you would a expect from a '70 P-Bass - warm, rich tones & a perfectly shaped maple neck that feels super comfy. And it's light weight too! These tend not to last long in the shop so don't hesitate to pick this beauty up today!
Cosmetic Condition: Good honest play wear with an ultra cool vintage vibe - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & some finish wear. The previous owner scratched his social security number into the pickguard & a portion of it has since been removed. There are a couple of filled holes in the headstock & a couple of extra screw holes in the body down near the bridge. There's a chance the fingerboard may have been off at one point, as evidenced by the oddly fitted maple piece behind the nut. Overall the bass has a great look to it with a gorgeous patina.
Neck: Somewhat chunky & nicely rounded maple neck with maple cap & black dot inalys. Professionally refretted with no fret wear. Original open-back nickel tuners are in perfect working condition. 1 9/16" nut width; 34" scale length. Neck stamp has worn off & the truss rod functions, but has maxed out. However, the neck plays quite well up & down the fretboard.
Body: Contoured, solid alder body finished in original custom black. Top-loading bridge with four adjustable "barrel" saddles with original bridge cover. 3-ply white pickguard has aged nicely into more of a cream color & still has its original black finger rest. Bass weighs 8 lbs 7.9 oz - great weight!
Electronics: Original grey bottom single coil pickup - 10.42K ohms with original bridge cover. Master volume & tone controls with knurled knobs. Pots date to '66 & all electronics are in perfect working condition.
Case: Vintage Fender hardshell case included. The case is a no logo from 1964 & is a bit tattered, 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.