Fender / PRECISION BASS / 1965 / Sunburst / Bass
A super-cool and 100% original P Bass with adeep and powerful sound...with a beautifully aged look which tells about 45 years of live gigs. The light alder body has a beautiful nitro three-tone sunburst finish with lots of playing wear, especially in the belt-buckle area and under the right arm. The mild-flame maple neck shows some wear too to the finish, and is straight and trouble-free. The Brazilian rosewood fretboard with pearl dots is beautifully figured and has good frets and the original nut. The neck is dated July 1965, while the pots are dated 20th week of that same year. The bass has all the typical features of the early Fender transitional period, right after CBS takeover but well before any change in the production process had ever occurred, so it is in fully pre-CBS style. ‘L’ serial number, slightly worn transition logo, black bottom pickup. Everything is perfectly original. Pots, pickup, capacitor, wires, Switchcraft jack-socket, knurled Tele-style knobs, tortoise pickguard, bridge and saddles, finger-rest on the lower side of the body, metal covers of pickup and bridge (the latter still has what's left of the original rubber mute), early type tuners (the ones with reverse operation), string retainer, etc. etc. But what really matters for the musician is the sound: and this Precision proves to be up to the situation! Powerful, warm, balanced, it's just perfect for all the ‘classic’ styles that require warmth and depth: blues, jazz, randb, randr, rock-blues. It's both an outstanding instrument and a precious collectible item, gig-ready and perfectly set-up with an excellent action, a great choice for the player who's been searching for ‘the instrument of his life’, the one to keep, the one to play on stage and in the studio. The hardshell case is the classic Polverini-brand italian export case, which is far from the beauty and sturdiness of the american ohsc. But it has been with this bass since day one, and is still with it. 67 pictures on our website www.realvintage.it !
Real Vintage, Italy
The guitars of REAL VINTAGE are on show in Salvatore Mancuso’s Guitar Shop in Milazzo, pleasant little seatown near Messina, starting point for trips to the Eolian Islands. A visit to REAL VINTAGE Guitars might be a good opportunity to discover one of the nicest spots of Sicily, with its architectonic and natural treasures. We only deal with clean and all-original vintage instruments. Each one is extensively described and pictured on our website www.realvintage.it . The shop offers new and used instruments and amps. Nino Fazio takes care of the vintage guitar inventory.
Shop's address: GUITAR SHOP di Salvatore Mancuso, via Manzoni 13 - 98057 Milazzo ME - Italy