Fender Precision Bass Olympic White (1965)

  • Very Good + Condition
  • Year: 1965
  • Includes Original Hard Shell Case
  • Serial #: L82421


The Fender Precision Bass is likely the most favored bass guitar in history. Having been used on thousands of recordings, their thumpy, aggressive, & low-end forward tone can sit forward in the mix of nearly band, or blend into the rhythm section. Vintage Fenders like this one dating to January '65 always carry a certain mojo leaving the player immediately inspired. This P Bass plays great, with even low action, a straight neck, nice clear pickup, and weighs in at 8.6 lbs. It would be an excellent contender for anyones Fender collection or for the right player. It's early '65 inception makes it certainly transition for the famed company, but all the while one of the nicest ones to grace our shop. Cosmetically, this bass is a true relic, with decades of play wear in its finish & simple dings. The Olympic White finish has worn through and aged to a creamy yellow. The stunning three dimensional tortoise guard has shrunk a bit but sits nice and flush. All original electronics with Stackpole pots which accurately date to 20th week of '65. Original hardware present including - tuners, pickup, tug-bar, with later pickup & bridge cover. The neck is straight with low action, albeit with a pretty maxed out truss rod. It has a 1 23/32" nut width, and the neck measures .80" thick at the first fret and .95" thick at the twelfth. The string spacing is 19mm. The stamp on the butt of the neck indicates that this would be a wider "C" profile. The finish is nicely worn from play, resulting in a speedy smooth profile. The thinner veneer rosewood fingerboard is clean and in very nice shape, with frets that are smooth with no dead spots. Comes with the original cream rectangular hardshell case with orange plush lined interior.


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