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❌SOLD❌ Fender Precision Jazz Bass Modified, 1965


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Part of Leo Fender’s genius can be seen in how easy it is to modify his instruments without compromising their ability to function, even enhancing it. This 1965 Fender Precision Jazz bass, built just after CBS took ownership of Fender, was modified long ago to extend a Precision Bass with Fender Jazz Bass tones.

Guitar modification has long been a popular approach to the question of customized tone and feel – one of prime examples was Domenic Troiano’s Telecaster. This need has resulted in a large and ever-changing aftermarket parts industry, but until the late 1970’s there was little available except for original manufacturer’s parts.

Based on a standard 1965 Fender Precision Bass, a Fender Jazz Bass pickup set, a toggle switch and extra pot were professionally added. This provides all the playability and tone of a Precision Bass with the punch and clarity of a Jazz Bass.

This bass was professionally refretted with fairly large fret wire and there is light wear on the frets or fingerboard. It plays well and cleanly and is ready to go!

As to the case, a non-Fender case from the period is included. During the early to late 1960s, import duties were applied on new instrument cases as luggage. Consequently, many guitars sold in Canada did not have cases from the manufacturer, instead Made in Canada ‘Distributor cases’ were provided.

Price: $4,500.00 CAD
  • Model: Precision Bass
  • Year: 1965
  • Finish Black
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: L81448, built during 1965 at Fullerton CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 13/05/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.6lbs 3.9kg
  • Scale Length: 34in 863.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.719in 43.66mm
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