This is a vintage 1973 Fender Precision Bass electric bass guitar. This particular example, serial number 388039, is in unbelievably brilliant all original condition and includes the original bridge & pickup covers, Fender strap, Fender polish cloth, original Fender hard shell case and even the original round-wound strings! This P Bass is so incredibly clean, most anyone would mistake it for a brand new instrument, though it is now 40 years old! Clearly, this bass was never used and might possibly be the nicest example in existence. Do not miss this opportunity to buy the best 1973 Fender Precision Bass ever!
Serial Number: 388039 (F-plate)
Potentiometer Codes: 304-7304
Neck Date: 5 JAN 73B
Weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz.
Pickup Resistance/Output: 10.83Î©
This very early-’73 example represents the last incarnation of the Fender Precision Bass with traditional appointments; most notably the original tortoise-shell pickguard, the rosewood fingerboard and the classic 3-tone sunburst, a combination that characterized those made between 1959-1973.
The only way to start describing an instrument in such exceptional condition, aside from providing nearly 100 high quality photos for individual inspection, is to document those flaws that keep it from being absolutely perfect and brand new. With that being said, it would be a stretch to say anything. However, the Fender tuning machines are slightly oxidized, there are two very small impression dings in the middle of the back of the body and perhaps some near invisible case wear. The bottom strap pin is darkened from oxidation and there is one very small discoloration mark on the headstock. The body finish displays absolutely zero fading or aging. The polyurethane neck is in correspondingly pristine shape, though it appears the face of the headstock might be displaying weather-checking in it’s absolute infancy. Otherwise, there is nothing to mention.
What seems to me more incredible, is that this particular bass is an astoundingly awesome functional instrument. It is superbly light, considering the era in which it was made is notorious for all-too-heavy guitars and basses, and features an incredible neck profile with a substantial cap rosewood fingerboard. The pickup is also highly efficient with a very strong output.
With the state of the International economy, owning this bass is better than money in the bank. This is an investment-grade instrument if there ever was one, so do not miss this rare chance to buy something incredible with your soon-to-be-meaningless paper money!