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1969 Fender Precision Bass A Profile Neck Sunburst Original Hardshell Case
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A beautiful 1969 USA Fender P Bass Guitar in Sunburst with the Original Fender Deluxe Hardshell Case....
The serial number on the neck plate tells us this is a 1969. All original, except one bridge screw, including all under the pickguard. Check those pics. The Fender Pickups are nice and strong. Just like you want to hear them…
I found one bridge adjustment bolt that had a straight slot screw head. Old but not original. Works perfectly.
This bass is unique from the neck. It has a Fender A Profile neck…what is a A profile? Its only 1 ½ inch wide at the top like a Fender Jazz Bass. Has the Precision Bass Decal and is all Precision except it doesn’t have the huge wide P bass neck. I love P basses, but as a guitar player, don’t like the huge necks. This bass is awesome for me. Much more manageable than the big beefy P Bass standard necks…
The neck profiles are as follows…
Fender neck Profiles
A-1 1/2 at the nut- like Jazz bass
B-1 5/8 at nut
C-1 3/4 at nut standard P-Bass.
D- Boat neck, thicker neck, more wood back of neck.
This cool bass has the cool original Sunburst finish and this one even has the thumb rest…Original tuners, Strap buttons, pickups, and wiring…No covers but the screws were left in. Only player dings and such. No damage to see or report. The neck feels great and its nice and straight…
Heres some info from the net regarding these really cool Bass Guitars..
The Precision Bass (often shortened to "P-Bass") is a bass guitar manufactured by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. In its stock configuration the Precision Bass is a solid body, four-stringed instrument equipped with a single split-coil humbucking pickup and a one-piece, 20 fret maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard.
Its prototype, designed by Leo Fender in 1950, was brought to market in 1951, the first electric bass to earn widespread attention and use, remaining among the best-selling and most-imitated electric basses with considerable effect on the sound of popular music ever since.
The original Precision Bass of 1951 shared several of its design features with the six-string Telecaster guitar, the main difference being its double cutaway body. In 1954 the Precision Bass received contoured edgefor comfort while otherwise retaining the existing Telecaster-like styling.
In 1957 the headstock and pickguard were redesigned to resemble Fender's recently introduced guitar, a rounder neck heel replacing the original square shape. A redesigned pickguard was made of a single layer of gold-anodized aluminum with 10 screw holes. At the same time the original single-coil pickup was replaced by the Precision split-coil design with staggered pole pieces, connected in a mode; however, Fender never emphasized this, as the patent on the humbucking pickup had not yet expired.
In 1959 a glued-on rosewood fingerboard featuring "clay"-style dot replaced the 1-piece maple neck and remained standard until 1966/67, when the CBS-owned Fender companies began to offer a separate, laminated maple fingerboard capped on a maple neck. Rosewood fingerboards were then made of a veneered, round-laminated piece of wood and pearloid dot markers replaced the "clay"-style inlays introduced in 1959.
In 1960 the aluminum pickguard was replaced with a 13-screw celluloid design having 3 or 4 layers of black, white, mint green, aged white pearloid or brown "tortoise-shell"). In that same year the newly designed was released.
Since 1969 the 1-piece maple neck option has been fitted to many Fender basses and the rosewood fretboard offered as alternative.
As cool as the guitar is, the original Fender Deluxe Bass case is also really cool. It’s the Black with Gold Plush …The one you want to see with this guitar…The latches, handle and hinges are all correct and still operating ...What a time capsule this guitar and case is…
This guitar is being sold as-is no returns as its vintage and used. However, I have been handpicking my customers guitars for over 17 years now and they have all loved the instruments I find. This one will not be an exception. Any questions will be quickly answered and I am happy to discuss the guitar over the phone for an in-hand demo if you would like.
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Mike at Lawman Guitars