Vintage Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1956


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What makes this bass special: Marvelous condition for its age & aside from a tiny bit of overspray on the back of the body, the bass is 100% original. A superb player with magnificent tone & feel. A perfectly shaped maple neck plays like a dream anywhere on the fretboard & the contoured ash body is exceptionally comfortable. Professionally inspected & set up by the experts at Cream City Music, so it's ready for action straight out of the case.

Cosmetic Condition: Really great shape for its age with only mild play wear - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & some light finish wear. There's a small section of buckle rash on the back of the body that was oversprayed some time ago. Overall the bass has a gorgeous, clean look to it with a beautiful patina.

Neck: Nicely rounded, semi-chunky maple neck with black dot inlays. Original frets are in great shape with hardly any wear. Single string tree with open-back tuners in perfect working condition. 1 11/16" nut width; 34" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod functions fine. Neck pencil date reads 1-56.

Body: Contoured, solid ash body finished in 2-tone sunburst. String-thru bridge with double "barre" saddles & original cover. The foam padding from the underside of the bridge cover came loose, but is included with the bass. Single-ply white pickguard is in great shape with no cracks. Bass weighs 9 lbs 6.8 oz.

Electronics: Original single coil pickup - 6.40K ohms with original cover. Master volume & tone controls with knurled knobs. Pots date to '55 & all electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case: Original tweed hardshell case included. The case is in similar condition to the bass & looks great.

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.