Fender Precision Bass 1964 Sunburst

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  • $6,220$7,595

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. The CBS Fender buyout that occurred at the end of 1964 brought many changes to Fender production, which leaves 1964 as an extremely collectable year for Fenders. Some of the CBS changes actually started creeping in earlier in 1964, so there is a good deal of variation even within '64 P Basses. 

Years of Production: 1951 - present

Unique to this Year: 
Last year of non-CBS owernship.

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: Sunburst is one of the more common colors for vintage Fenders, and is less collectable than rarer finishes.  

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

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