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Late 1963 Olympic White Precision Bass is sometimes all you need.

The workhorse bass that formed the backbone to hits from Motown to the Clash and beyond, the Precision Bass is bass guitar, the Genesis of amplified low register and the blue print for the instrument for years to come.

The body has been refinished in Olympic White though there is evidence that the bass has been green in the past. It's not clear what the original colour was although highly likely to be sunburst. 

The original neck has worn wonderfully and has had a clear overspray applied to it some time ago, most of which has already worn from the back of the neck. This bass has obviously been well used which is evident by the fretboard but there are no divots. It has been refretted a while ago but there is plenty of life left in the frets.

The pick guard has shrunk slightly over the years but not as much as you’d expect maybe. There is a little warpping but again this is very minimal. The foil shield is present and original. The screws have all been replaced.

The hardware is in good condition. The bridge has some corrosion but has been saved by the cover. 

Electronically the volume pot is correct as is the capacitor and cloth wiring. The tone pot has been changed. The pickups have both been rewound to the correct spec by Monty’s.

The bass comes with a SKB hardshell case.

This bass delivers the right blend of growl and round full tone with authority without any need for bells or whistles. Just what you want!

This is an excellent bass with a brilliant story. With looks and tone like this, it won’t be here long….

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.

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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