Introduced in 1951, the Fender Precision Bass was the first solid body electric bass guitar ever produced, and is undoubtedly the most popular bass guitar design throughout music history. The Precision Bass has long been the go bass guitar in studio and on stage, with its stripped back design, minimal controls and split coil pickup offering a huge amount of versatility for a variety of styles.
This 1969 Fender Precision Bass is a fantastic example of a late '60s Fender bass, in exceptional condition for its age. This Precision Bass features an Alder body with a Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard, with the unbound, pearl dot inlaid neck that was the standard for this model at the time. The body is fitted with the traditional split coil Precision bass pickup, with a punch and midrange that has made these basses the go to for pro musicians for over half a century. The plastic tortoiseshell guard is original and in good condition, as are the original Fender branded open gear, oval button tuners and black headstock decal.
This guitar is in excellent condition, with only some minor play wear to the rear of the body and very light patina to the rest of the finish and hardware. The original poly finish is as vibrant as ever, with the front of the headstock yellowing slightly over the years. This neck date shows May 69 with the pots dating to the 42nd week of 1966 and an original black bottom pickup that is undisturbed.
This guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty. This guitar also includes its original Fender hard case.