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The guy replied to me and said 

"It is not fake. I may have the year wrong though as I’m not an expert and will research more. I know it was purchased and played on many hit records in the 60s and 70s. Thank you for pointing it out."

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2 hours ago, Bigwan said:

Where are those ball ends secured?! :facepalm:

Through-body stringing, behind the bridge, as they did with all 1962 Precisions. I'm surprised you don't know that

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2 hours ago, mrn1989 said:

The guy replied to me and said 

"It is not fake. I may have the year wrong though as I’m not an expert and will research more."

"Sorry it's 2002, not 1962. My bad"

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34 minutes ago, MoJo said:

Through-body stringing, behind the bridge, as they did with all 1962 Precisions. I'm surprised you don't know that

How silly of me! I shall go and restring all me basses in this fashion...

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Anyone think that looks like a Jazz neck rather than a P neck ... thats apart from the dodgy decal and stringing

£6000.  He should pretend to be a Nigerian Prince and start emailing people about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  locked up in a vault.  He'd probably have more luck than selling that ex Grant P bass / Jazz bass

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50 minutes ago, lemmywinks said:

Did P basses have the original contour body decal?

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Yes they did: I was sad enough to go and look it up in my Fender Book but that's a much more modern transfer anyway.

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That bass is about as vintage as a plastic £5 note

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Anyone fancy asking him what "hit records" it was played on? That thumb rest doesn't look right, either.

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Headstock shape looks to me like an early Encore. The neck plate and tuners could be about right for that too. I had an Encore PJ as a "do up and sell" project once, but I could be wrong.

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7 hours ago, Dan Dare said:

Anyone fancy asking him what "hit records" it was played on? That thumb rest doesn't look right, either.

Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Stringing, must’ve been one of them

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Zooming in on the headstock, the patent numbers are visible:

2960900: Filed in 1958, that's for the body contours

2972923: That's for the tremolo system you find on offset Fender guitars... on a P bass????????????? LOLOLOLOL!!!

3143028: Is for the adjustable bolt on neck

 

I reckon the decals have been pieced together from a replacement Jazzmaster decal (minus 2573254) or from a generalised decal set that were never meant to fool an expert.

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I think he knows we're on to him.

 

This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing.
 
 
 
 
 

1962 Fender Precision Bass Made In USA

 See original listing
1962-Fender-Precision-Bass-Made-In-USA
Item Ended
 
 
Condition:
Used
 
Ended:
20 Mar, 2019 01:16:34 GMT
 
Price:
£6,000.00
 
 
Postage:
£35.00 Economy Delivery
 
 
Item location:
Thetford, United Kingdom

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They’ve relisted  it

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22 hours ago, oldslapper said:

Just lost for ..... what they called ..... thingys ..... you know ....

That bridge stringing though. 🤡🤡

It's almost worthy of He Who Shall Not Be Named!

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21 hours ago, fleabag said:

Anyone think that looks like a Jazz neck rather than a P neck ... thats apart from the dodgy decal and stringing

£6000.  He should pretend to be a Nigerian Prince and start emailing people about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  locked up in a vault.  He'd probably have more luck than selling that ex Grant P bass / Jazz bass

I dunno. That neck looks like it could be off a '62 RI Jazz......

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21 hours ago, NikNik said:

It's almost worthy of He Who Shall Not Be Named!

I know exactly who you are hinting M.D..............

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