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1961 Fender Precision Bass, with a Red Refinish and matching headstock, tortoise-shell guard and a slab rosewood fingerboard. The colour is somewhere between Fiesta Red and Dakota Red. It's difficult to pin down accurately so I have listed it as simply a red refinish. It's an amazing player with an incredible neck. When the bass came in it was missing the metal neck pickup cover so I have added Fender reissue. The bridge cover appears to be original. Non-original hard case supplied. Replaced Fender decal. The bass is otherwise original.

The body finish has some thumb wear just above the pickguard which has worn through the wood and a few scuffs and dings, mainly around the bottom edge. Otherwise the body finish is in very good condition. The finish on the back of the neck has light to medium wear. The headstock front is clean, the edges and back have a fair scuffs and patches of wear. The frets are in great shape having been dressed in our workshop. The tip of the pickguard by the lower horn is missing.

It's been fully set up in our workshop with a fresh set of D'addario Chrome flat-wound strings and has a straight neck and a great action. Serial:63997. The neck pencil date reads 9/61. The volume pot dates to the 14th week of 1961. The tone pots dates to the 23rd week of 61. Both pickups have black bobbins and original winds. Nut width: 44 mm. Depth at 1st fret: 21 mm. Weight: 8lbs 6.5 oz.

Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK  

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Andy Baxter
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Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase. 

As a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, Hofner, and Vox. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.

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