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1961 Fender Precision Bass
£10750
Woking, Surrey

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Hi All,

Up for sale is my 1961 slab board Fender Precision Bass with its OHSC.

I have owned a number of P basses stretching over its long years of production and in my opinion, this period are the finest.

Overall, it is in great condition with the dinks, dongs, scratches, playwear etc etc you might expect.   The sunburst is still really vibrant and it plays with a low action all the way up the neck.

There are a couple of very small areas on the body rear which have been rather crudely touched up and the rear of the neck has possibly been re-finished, it is difficult to tell but let's assume yes.

The rest of the bass is stock with neck date 10-61, pot dates 35th week of 61 and body pencil date May 61. 

The original case is in terrific condition.

Feel free to PM me with any questions or to arrange to view / play with no obligation.  I live near Woking in Surrey.

Cheers, Si

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Wow! What a bass.
I have that phrase saved as a hot key, to hit whenever I see one of Si’s ads!

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Oh my! My year of birth.....sadly I'm about £10,000 short of funds 😔.  GLWTS though, someone is going to be very happy! 

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Great bass man! Love my 1960 Olympic White P bass very much too. These oldies have something that is hard to explain. Partly it is between my ears but a larger part is in de bass really. So forgiving, so fat, so cool! Don't play it much.. but always feels like home.

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50 minutes ago, Hobbayne said:

I think I have just soiled myself. 😲

My pants went warm too - but round the front.

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Si must be a Time Lord, it’s the only explanation 😂😂🙈🙈👍👍...

 

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25 minutes ago, dodgnofski said:

Si must be a Time Lord, it’s the only explanation 😂😂🙈🙈👍👍...

Bet he’s got a DeLorean.

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This is the kind of bass that makes you want to sell your entire bass collection in order to buy it! 

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31 minutes ago, TorVic said:

This is the kind of bass that makes you want to sell your entire bass collection in order to buy it! 

Yes indeed. I'm even tempted to put in an offer for the scales used to weigh it...

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Forgive my ignorance, but with no date or s/n on the neck how do we know it is of the same provenace? Is there an s/n anywhere in fact?

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3 minutes ago, StuartB said:

Forgive my ignorance, but with no date or s/n on the neck how do we know it is of the same provenace? Is there an s/n anywhere in fact?

Looks to be on the neckplate

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51 minutes ago, StuartB said:

Forgive my ignorance, but with no date or s/n on the neck how do we know it is of the same provenace? Is there an s/n anywhere in fact?

1 hour ago, AndyTravis said:

Looks to be on the neckplate

Serial numbers did not appear on the headstock until 1976, according to 'The Fender Bass: an Illustrated History'

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2 hours ago, StuartB said:

Forgive my ignorance, but with no date or s/n on the neck how do we know it is of the same provenace? Is there an s/n anywhere in fact?

The date on the neck, the date on the body, the pot codes and most importantly, the bloke who is selling it. He is very well respected around these parts.

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What does a healthy human kidney  fetch these days? Asking for a friend...

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12 hours ago, StuartB said:

Forgive my ignorance, but with no date or s/n on the neck how do we know it is of the same provenace? Is there an s/n anywhere in fact?

More than happy to forgive your ignorance.

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