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❌SOLD❌Fender Precision Special Bass Lake Placid Blue, 1980

❌SOLD❌Fender Precision Special Bass Lake Placid Blue, 1980

The Fender Precision Special bass was built from 1980 to 1982 as part of a trend to modernize some of Fender’s best sellers, particularly the Precision Bass and Stratocaster as ‘The Strat’.   These instruments were built at Fender’s historic Fullerton, California plant under CBS management. Using the same basic construction and materials, the Fender Precision Bass Special starts with an Ash body and one piece Maple neck, here finished in Lake Placid Blue with matching headstock and “Fender Precision Special” decal. However, the gold plated hardware and gold metal thumb rest start to hint that there are differences.

Vintage
Price: $2,550.00 CAD

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Fender Player Precision Bass Maple Neck Black

Fender Player Precision Bass Maple Neck Black

Here we have the Fender Player Precision Bass – a straight ahead continuation of the classic, ultra versatile, durable and reliable solidbody bass that started it all.  The Fender Precision bass, introduced in 1951, has become the most recorded bass and has been used on countless shows, sessions, and recordings in virtually all genres.  Built at Fender’s plant in Ensenada, Mexico and  following the original materials choice with an Alder body and Maple neck with rear-mounted truss rod and Walnut ‘Skunk Stripe’, the Fender Player Precision Bass offers a great quality bass at an affordable price.

New
Price: $999.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fender 1951 Precision Bass Reissue ‘CIJ’ Sunburst, 2002

❌SOLD❌  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.

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Price: $16,000.00 CAD

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