Fender Precision Bass Black 1969

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As the first production model bass guitar, the Fender Precision bass was an absolutely revolutionary instrument upon its introduction in 1951. The Precision or P Bass evolved throughout the ‘50s with changing electronics, body shape, and cosmetic details. P Basses from after the CBS Fender buyout of 1965 (which brought more of a mass-production style of construction) are of less interest to collectors than their earlier counterparts. By the end of the decade, notable changes include a new thicker polyester finish and a F-style tuning gears. 

Years of Production: 1951 - present

Unique to this Year: 
Thicker polyester finish and a F-style tuning gears introduced in 1968. 1969 also saw new variations on neck width and fingerboard.

Body Style: 
Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition:  
Adler body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Single-coil split pickup with level pole pieces, tortoiseshell plastic pickguard, 34-inch scale length, dot inlays

Finish Specifications: Black is a common color for vintage Fenders, and is less collectable than rarer finishes.

Notable Players: Geezer Butler, Roger Waters, John Deacon, Sting 

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