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Finish: Original Antigua finish

Body Material: Ash Body

Body Details: Solid ash body. The body has been routed for a P-Bass pickup.

Neck Material: Maple Neck

Fingerboard Material: Maple Fingerboard

Neck Profile: C shape

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st .91" 12th 1.04"

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25

Nut Width: 1-9/16"

Scale Length: 34"

Neck Details: One piece maple bolt-on neck with skunk stripe, maple fingerboard, and dot inlays. "0300 #0293" neck pocket stamp.

Electronics: Modified electronics. The wiring harness and wide-range humbucker are all original, a P-bass pickup has been installed. We cannot determine the make or model of this pickup. Currently the wide range pickup is not connected to the harness but it is fully functionally and can easily be rewired into the harness. One visible 1978 pot code date on the tone pot.

Pickup Measurements: Wide range 24.2k P-bass 23.3k

Hardware: Original hardware.

Weight: 9 lbs 10.6 oz

Modifications / Repairs: The body has been routed for a P-Bass pickup. Wiring scheme has been modified, the non-original P-bass pickup is connected and the wide range is not (see electronics field for more details)

Case Details: The original hardshell case is in good shape.

Cosmetic Condition: This bass has light wear for its age. The body has dents, scratches, some minor finish chips, and light buckle rash. The bridge cover was installed upside down for a while and there is a finish blemish as a result. The neck has dents and scratches.

Serial Number: S801611

Tech Notes: This bass plays well with low action and light neck relief. The truss rod is adjustable. The frets show very little play wear.

Product Specs

Very Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
Brand Fender
Model Telecaster Bass
Finish Antigua
Categories 4-String
Year 1978
Made In United States

Item as described. Fast shipping and easy transaction. Would buy from again.

Don P. - June 05, 2020

Great service, fast shipping, dope pedal.

John S. - June 05, 2020

Chance J. - June 05, 2020

Well packed, shipped fast. Arrived when expected. Thanks for a frictionless transaction and a killer little axe.

Daniel H. - June 05, 2020

Fast shipping!!!

David P. - June 05, 2020

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