ON HOLD: 1981 USA Fender Precision Bass Special

1981 USA Fender Precision Special £HOLD - click on picture to open gallery

1981 USA made Fender Precision Bass Special
These basses are getting more and more popular and now not so easy to find in nice unmolested original condition.
This one ticks all the boxes as far as I’m concerned – has all original parts including metal gold plated thumbrest, strap buttons and control knobs and even the jack socket is the original gold.(These are quite often missing or replaced)
It’s all original and everything works as it should. The pots all date to 1981 (as does the serial number on the headstock) and the neck is nice and straight and the truss rod screw clean and un-messed with.
On a lot of these basses the gold is badly tarnished but this one is very good.
They were offered in 3 colours: most common is Lake Placid Blue, then metallic Red and lastly white. You don’t see so many white ones.
This example does have a few marks – the end of the headstock has faded and lost its shine, and there are several marks on the body. Also it has neck pocket cracks – very common on a lot of basses, but particularly so on the white Precision Bass Special’s, because of the thickness of the finish. Not bad and obviously not structural. However, I’ve had quite a few of this model over the years, and this one is the best I’ve had, and in the rarest colour.
Comes with a tatty non original hard case.

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