How often does this happen ? ! A one owner 1958 Fender P-Bass with no stories . . . None ! Every screw, tuner and part on this is exactly what left the Fullerton Factory with it in late 1958.  The finish on both the neck and body is 100% original.  No refinishing, overspray or touch ups.

Now for the best part; this bass plays and sounds AMAZING !  From the original 1958 Precision Bass pick up with a healthy read out of 11.88k, to the very comfortable 1.725 inch nut width.  This bass checks all the boxes.  Built in late 1958, it does not have the raised A string pole piece magnets that early configuration often results in uneven string to string balance.  When playing this bass unplugged, it is surprisingly loud and resonant. 

The CTS (137) 250k audio volume and tone pots both date to the 25th week of 1958.  The week and year date code can be clearly seen on both controls.  The body is dated 11/58 in the pick up cut out and the neck is dated 12-58.  The back of the pick guard is signed by electronic assembler "MellX".  We've seen this on other Fender basses.  The truss rod works perfectly with plenty of room for adjustment either way.  This bass has the original factory bone nut in good condition.  It weighs just under 9 lbs.  It has light to moderate fret wear, as you would expect from a bass over 60 years old.  The Fender tweed case being sold with this bass was bought in the early 80s. The original case was in 2 parts and no longer functioned as a case.

Is this the "ultimate" vintage Fender Precision bass ?  It just may be ! This bass has been played, the good ones get played.  Our photos show it all.  They have not been altered, edited, photo shopped or touched up in anyway.  Any questions call Steve 860-529-1930    

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.Learn More.

Listeda year ago
ConditionVery 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
Model
  • Precision Bass with Maple Fretboard
Finish
  • Sunburst
Categories
Year
  • 1958
Made In
  • United States
Color Family
  • Brown
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Pickup System
  • Passive
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Body Material
  • Alder
Pickup Configuration
  • Split-Coil
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Model Family
  • Fender Precision Bass
Series
  • Fender Vintage Pre-CBS Era
Body Shape
  • P-Style

Reverb Protection

Simple Returns, Secure Transactions, Human Support

Learn more

Secure Checkout

Guitars by Merlin !

Rocky Hill, CT, United States
Sales:35
Joined Reverb:2017

Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.