SOLD, PENDING THE USUAL.
1983 Squire JV Precision bass, candy apple red, rosewood board. All original domestic JV, alder body, relatively light – 3,9kg. As one can expect the bass has been played a lot and shows some dings and dongs here and there, patina on the hardware, etc., but is all original and in more than perfect functional condition: neck is straight as an arrow with minimal truss rod tension (it has a loooot more room to go), also the neck is extremely comfortable at 42mm at the nut and the playability is to die for – out of 12 precisions that I possess incl. very nice vintage fenders, this is the most comfortable to play: super nice neck profile (flat, but not too much) and extremely low action. This is also the last JV I have and the best compared to all the others I had over the years (around 10 if I remember correctly). With flats it does the Motown job, with rounds it sounds deep but aggressive.
More detailed pictures can be found here - https://photos.app.goo.gl/1AJdmjTWwmQ3Qi7R9
Why am I selling it if its such a great bass – I am letting go a part of my collection and keeping only the more vintage precisions. I am aware the asking price is not among the cheapest – I have sold JVs here for 500 pounds some years ago, but am also not quite sure I want to let this one go, so if it doesn’t sell for this, I’ll be happy to keep it. Plus - try to find a CAR with rosewood board - it took me close to a decade. Also, if you purchase it and do not find yourself to like it – I can take it back as long as you cover the shipping and payment fees.
Any questions – please, feel free to ask. Price includes shipping to most parts of EU.
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Contoured body brought new and finished in this lovely “antique white”/cream by Bow Finishing. Oiled neck imported from USA has Jazz width/D profile. Seymour Duncan SCPB-2 pickup. Bespoke custom pick guard/scratch plate designed for this rear routed body - ideal if you want to remove it for that “Dusty Hill” look. Vintage style through body bridge. KiOgon wiring harness. Cost over £1,000 to put together.
What more to say? It’s a lovely bass. Offers invited. 😉
Yes, these really are as good as the hype says they are. Proper P tone, effortless playability, lovely satin neck finish, lightweight without suffering any neck dive, and solidly built all round - astounding value for money, and the Buttercream finish is as cool as feck.
This one was bought as slight B stock as there were a couple of minor imperfections in the paintjob, both pictured - one on the lower horn, and the other near the jack socket (at lower edge of pickguard), but they are VERY hard to spot, and have never bothered me. Other than that, pretty much immaculate apart from a bit of pickguard swirl.
Bought new just before Lockdown 1, and it has been a home use only instrument ever since - although it has seen a lot of home use, as it has been a joy to noodle on throughout this crapsville year. In an ideal world I'd love to keep it, but the need to free up space and generate some cash means this lovely bass has to go to a new home.
£450 collected from Birmingham B30, or happy to courier to you in a well padded gigbag protected by bubble wrap and a sturdy cardboard box at cost.
No trades on this one, thanks, so please don't ask!
Thanks for looking!