1977 Fender Precision Bass
1977 Fender Precision Bass

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Take a perfectly good workhorse Fender Precision bass from the mid ’70s, take off the rosewood fretted fingerboard and replace it with an ebony fretless one and, while you are not quite in Jaco Pastorius land (he played a Fender Jazz fretless), the same vibe can be conjured up in a flash. There’s something about the sound that means you play it differently. With the translucent white body and black scratchplate, the bare ebony black fingerboard seems to blend oh so well. Add a bit of warm cool (?!) to your sound. The original chrome pickup and bridge covers, as well as the thumb rest are also part of the package.

  • Converted to fretless in the ’70s
  • Olympic White finish
  • Maple bolt-on neck
  • Ebony fingerboard (no frets or fret markers, other than the standard neck edge dots)
  • Scale length 34”
  • Original tuners
  • Original chrome hardware
  • Original plain black scratchplate, pots, knobs and jack socket
  • Original single-coil pickup
  • Original bridge assembly
  • Hardshell case
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