Fender CS 51 vintage custom p bass for sale only. No trades thanks. All case candy except lead. Hang tags, plectrums, strap, C.O.A all present. Weight around 9lb 1 oz. Bass is in excellent condition with just a couple of tiny indentations on the body near the bridge from the metal covers. I will just stick with my old stingray for the odd time I get a chance to play at home. Any questions please ask. I have bought and sold a few times on Basschat ( sold my last CS precision to Walshy) . Collection from East Yorkshire or York unless you organise your own insured courier and take the risk. I have no packaging but will find something suitable. I will take video and send it to the buyer before closing the case if it is couriered. Definitely no trades thanks. Big Price drop £2200.
Price DROP !!!!! 815£ instead of 850£
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) signature model
Neck shape: C
Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
Scale: Long scale
20 Vintage frets
Pickups: 2 Dual pure vintage 64 J-bass single coils
Special neck plate with artwork by Flea
Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
Colour: Faded pink shell
Includes gig bag
Comes with all the Fender's document. Great bass with plenty of tones, warm to punchy, anything works with that girl. I put a "F" Fender neck plate on it, but it comes with the Flea neck plate of course too. Strung with Elixir strings. Bass has been perfectly set up. Low action. Truss rod works. 4kg, perfectly balanced. I can ship anywhere if you ask to
This is a collectors' article, besides being the best P Bass I have ever owned, without a doubt. This bass is part of the history of an incredible musician, which played with names such as Steve Vai, Neil Zaza, Cyndi Lauper, Little Steven, Tina Turner, Dan Hartman and Billy Joel and even legendary Miles Davis.
I bought this bass from a New Jersey resident who bought it from the person who did TM's Estate sale. He visited TM's house and shipped this beauty to me in Brazil, where I used to live. Now, after moving to the UK, I am playing less and less, and it makes sense to sell this to a collector/actual player, which will take care of this legacy moving forward.
Originality-wise, electronics of this bass are entirely original except for one of the pots. The pickguard is broken next to the cable jack, typical for old P basses. The body was obviously stripped and covered with glossy finishing – probably it is not nitro, I'd say it is PU. One thing that dates the stripping is that there's a picture of TM with this bass dating back to early 70s from what it seems... so it's been like that for a while. And a funny fact, when I got the bass, the neckplate was flipped. I left it as TM knows what works better.
Everything else is clearly original, and I can back up originality after collecting old Fender basses for a few years.
Included on the sale:
- Covers (both pickup and bridge);
I will try to ship some of the memorabilia that was included in the original sale to whoever buys it. I left all of it in Brazil when I moved in as I had no intentions to sell it... if you're interested, leave me a message and I will send you more pictures.
Only six months old,immaculate condition,fitted with new GHS pressurewound strings,very nice setup,plays beautifully.
It has had the wiring loom upgraded with top quality components including a switch craft jack socket(KiOgon loom) so sounds ace.
Comes with its Fender deluxe gig bag.
Price is firm so no lower offers please.
Collect from Harrogate.
No trades please as I have a new bass incoming.