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❌SOLD❌ Fender ‘Sting’ Precision Bass Reissue Sunburst, 2010


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The Fender ‘Sting’ Precision Bass was issued between 2001 and 2013, built in Japan and reproducing the 1953 Precision bass used by Sting on recordings and tours with The Police.

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. And not only was the pitch predictable, the bass was portable! All that was required was appropriate amplification.

By 1953, the Precision Bass was a huge hit and began to evolve. Comfort contours were added to the back and to the lower bass bout. The original single coil pickup was still in use – the now-standard split humbucker P-bass pickup didn’t arrive until 1957.

The  Fender Precision Bass at this point used an Ash body paired with a solid Maple neck. The truss rod was mounted from the rear, so a Walnut ‘skunk stripe’ is visible covering the channel. The Maple neck has a clear gloss finish, and the Sting model has a Mother of Pearl block inlaid at the twelfth fret with ‘Sting’ engraved in it. Strings mount through the rear of the body, and a two-saddle bridge replicates the original design.

Built by Fuji-Gen in Japan during 2010, this Fender ‘Sting’ Precision Bass Reissue is in great condition, though it’s not entirely original. The original tuners have been replaced with Gotoh ‘reverse’ models, as the 1953 would have been fitted with. Importantly, the original pickup has been replaced with a Lindy Fralin ’51 Reissue pickup, and by all accounts this is sonically a significant improvement. The original pickup is included. The output jack plate has been replaced with an aftermarket, period correct version, and the bass has received extra shielding. String with new flatwounds, the bass plays very nicely.

A Rock Bag gig bag is included.

Price: $1,299.00 CAD
  • Model: Sting Precision Bass
  • Year: 2010
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: U000611
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 12/02/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 9.9lbs 4.5kg
  • Scale Length: 34in 864mm
  • Nut Width: 1.653in 42mm
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