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Fender 1951 Precision Bass Reissue ‘CIJ’ Sunburst, 2002

Fender 1951 Precision Bass Reissue 'CIJ' Sunburst, 2002

The Fender 1951 Precision Bass ‘CIJ’ or ‘Crafted In Japan’ model, not a Squier, is built around 2002 in Japan by Tokai or Dyna Gakki.  The music world changed with the appearance of the Fender 1951 Precision Bass. Though it took a few years to win over every genre, this new instrument immediately began displacing the upright bass, for very practical reasons.

Used
Price: $1,300.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fender 51 Reissue Precision Bass MIJ Butterscotch, 2010

❌SOLD❌  Fender 51 Reissue Precision Bass MIJ Butterscotch, 2010

Here’s a revisit to the one that started the electric bass revolution – the Fender 51 Reissue Precision Bass, here seen as a Made In Japan version dating to around 2010 and carrying the classic butterscotch finish. As Leo Fender began producing amplifiers and electric guitars – both Spanish and Steel types – it became apparent that acoustic basses were not going to keep up, and were harder to play in tune.

Used
Price: $1,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1964

❌SOLD❌  Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1964

Introduced in 1954, the Fender Precision Bass was quickly adopted by bass players. It was an elegant solution to a few large problems related to the large size of an upright bass, its tendency to feed back as amplified volumes consistently rose, and the ease with which notes could be out of tune on a fretless fingerboard. The P Bass was compact, lightweight, durable and reliable, would not feed back, and would be precisely in tune with the rest of the band.

Vintage
Price: $6,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1959

❌SOLD❌ Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1959

This is an exceptional treat – a Fender Precision Bass Sunburst dated to January of 1959, with the original tweed case, possibly original but certainly period strap, and brought in with the 1957 Fender Bassman amp (sold separately) the owner used in a band called the “Down Unders”. Leo Fender introduced the Precision Bass in 1952, following the lead of the very successful Telecaster line. The use of the term ‘Precision’ in the name refers to the addition of frets to the bass. Until this time, bass players used fretless upright basses, and so pitches could vary from time to time.

Vintage
Price: $16,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender American Standard Precision Bass Black, 2015

❌SOLD❌ Fender American Standard Precision Bass Black, 2015

The Fender American Standard Precision Bass is the current ‘Standard’ model of the bass whose 1951 introduction changed the way music is presented, performed and recorded.
At the time Leo Fender introduced a bass to match the quickly-accepted Telecaster and Esquire models, bass parts were normally played on acoustic, upright basses. For all of their great points, there are a number of limitations to the upright bass; it’s big, fairly heavy, with a limited amount of volume.

Used
Price: $1,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Sting Precision Bass Sunburst, 2004

❌SOLD❌ Fender Sting Precision Bass Sunburst, 2004

The Fender Sting Precision Bass is based on the 1953 bass used by Gordon Sumner – Sting – on his recording and performances with The Police and solo work. It was built between 2001 and 2013 at the Fuji Gen plant in Matsumoto, Japan for Fender Japan. Introduced in 1951, the Fender Precision bass is a landmark instrument, and influenced the way that music is performed and presented. Easily and consistently providing a precise pitch – hence the ‘Precision’ name – was a new concept for bassists, who all used upright, acoustic fretless instruments.

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Price: $1,299.00 CAD

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