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Are you lacking a little growl in your life? Well look no further than this 1953 Fender Precision Bass, delivering the goods for the past 65 years.

Not happy with revolutionising the electric guitar, Leo Fender and George Fullerton introduced the Precision Bass in 1951. Our example here exemplifies the initial incarnation of this instrument with its slab asymmetric ash body, lacquered fibre pickguard, single pickup and chrome hardware that matched the telecaster as well as the translucent blonde finish. Clean and functional design.

This bass is in superb shape bordering on near mint considering the condition of most of the black guards we see. The body has a few dinks and knocks to the edges but has retained its luster as has the pickguard, the lacquer here is still glossy and un-blemished by time. The bridge still features its pressed fibre saddles, often replaced on a basses of this age. The chrome hardware is free of tarnish, adding to the effortless style of this instrument. The one piece maple neck is like new. Glossy and smooth, it’s real treat to play. The electronics have remained un-molested, each pot dated at 14th February 1953. 

It has both it’s neck and body hand finished by Tadeo Gomez, the master himself, who’s autograph or initials can be found both on the butt end of the neck and in the neck pocket. As a result of this, the neck feels just perfect and fits into your hand like a well loved glove. 

The hardshell case is a mid 50’s Koylon tweed and although not quite in such good condition as the rest of the guitar, it compliments it rater nicely and completes a pretty cool package.

Currently strung with flat wound strings with a low action, this bass is a joy to play. As with early Fender guitars, the neck is chunky without feeling like too much of a handful. The single coil pickup provides a straightforward tone with a nice balance of clarity and growl. This is a no-frills, plug and play machine.

This 1953 Fender Precision is a fantastic example that has survived the years with grace and style. As with any of Leo’s output, this bass looks fanatic and has a tone to match.

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars formally known as Atoyboy Guitars

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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