Overview

As the first production model bass guitar, the Fender Precision bass was an absolutely revolutionary instrument upon its introduction in 1951. Built as a bass counterpart to the Telecaster, the Precision or P Bass evolved throughout the ‘50s with changing electronics, body shape, and cosmetic details. After the CBS Fender buyout in 1965, Fenders shifted towards a more mass-production style of construction. From '65 onwards, Fenders like the Precision Bass are of less interest to collectors than their earlier counterparts.

Years of Production: 1951 - present

Unique to this Year: 
Fender begins to market some Precision Basses with original slab-style body (forerunner to Telecaster Bass).

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: Shoreline Gold is a very rare color for '60s Fenders and increase the value substantially.

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

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Precision Bass with Rosewood Fretboard
Finish
  • Shoreline Gold
Year
  • 1967
Categories
Body Shape
  • P-Style

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