Where to start with this killer Pre-CBS player grade beauty? It has all the sonic mojo you'd expect from an early 60s P-Bass, a hand wound 1963 P-Bass pickup (rewound by Killer Vintage when they were still in St Louis), with a mountain of vibe to attract your....Tribe? On the lighter side - just over 8lbs. It was refinished (apparently with crocodile skin near the volume / tone controls) some time in the early 70s according to the previous owner. This bass absolutely rips! I'd put it up against any P I've ever played in both sound and feel, but sadly I have to pay for some unexpected home repairs so it's up on the block for now. 

Original neck stamped May 1964
- 1.75" @ the nut (C profile)
- Brazilian rosewood fretboard
- Clay fretboard dots (some of the last before they switched to pearl inlay later that year)
- Original Spaghetti logo
- Frets are in good shape ~ 90%. Even action across the neck - no buzzes or fretting out
- Headstock was cracked and professionally repaired in the early 70s and has played without issue for over 40 years - see photos 
- My friend who was using the bass for the last several months had a piece of string just after the nut to compensate for stringing it improperly (seen in photos)

1963 Precision Bass pickups rewound @ Killer Vintage. Reads 11.5 ohms.

Oddly, the neck plate dates to 1960, and considering the appearance and age of the wood, I have no reason to think the body isn't also from that year - EXCEPT that there were many bodies specifically from 1963 & 1964 that have a red ink body stamp under the main pickup, which is why the person who did the re-fin decided to leave that one part of the body unpainted. It was sold to me as a 1964, so that's what I’ll call it. There's a red ink stamp under the pickup, but I can't make out what it reads. No added routing.

Updated:
- Pots ( looks like KellingSound Greasebuckets )
- Tuners - vintage Fender 
- Bridge
- Red tortoiseshell pickguard
- Inlayed Star of David (definitely upgrading all my instruments with this crucial mod from here on out)
- Pickup covers - unsure if they're original or not - clearly have seen years of use
- Case - firm shell with fuzzy walls that cradle
- Strings of your choosing (flat or round)
Don't let this one get away! Ask me 100 questions. Let's go back and forth for a week or two before you decide to back out on the purchase. Make me an offer I can't refuse (preferably over my asking price)! This one is needed at your next Bat / Bar Mitzvah!!! Shalom

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Precision Bass with Rosewood Fretboard
Finish
  • Black Refin
Categories
Year
  • 1959 - 1964
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Frets
  • Medium Jumbo
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Pickup System
  • Passive
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Pickup Configuration
  • Split-Coil
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Model Family
  • Fender Precision Bass
Color Family
  • Black
Series
  • Fender Vintage Pre-CBS Era
Body Shape
  • P-Style

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Matthew's Gear Depot

Memphis, TN, United States
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