Fender Precision Bass 1963 Olympic White

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  • $8,000$11,000

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. In 1963, the curved fingerboard which was introduced in 1962 continued to get thinner.

Years of Production: 1951 - present

Unique to this Year: 
Veneer fingerboard gets increasingly thin. 

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: Olympic White is a standard color for vintage Fenders.  

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


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