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Overview

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: 
Change to black pickguard 

Body Style: 
Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition:  
Adler body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

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

Finish Specifications: Walnut was introduced for the P Bass in 1973.

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

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Precision Bass with Maple Fretboard
Finish
  • Walnut (Mocha)
Year
  • 1975
Made In
  • United States
Categories

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