FOR 31 YEARS WE ARE FLORIDA'S OLDEST VINTAGE GUITAR SHOP! 1955 Fender Precision Bass 1 of the rarest & finest all original examples!! This is a very special early example of Fenders 1st of the contour body P Basses that came just after Leos most famous 1st design that had a Slab type bodythe new 1954-5 Precision Bass. This 2nd series beauty wears the newer smoother Contour Body type & is built bearing serial # 7111 on its back plate.
This is from the famous Sandy Bodeckers Bass Collection in Portland, Oregon over the last 2-3 decades. I also believe we had owned this very bass nearly 30 years ago & I discovered it locally here in South Florida.
& this Bass was sitting open in its case next to their stairway & certainly not for saleI did not leave w/out her LOL. Its original White Blonde finished grainy Ash body is beautiful, super clean & unfaded albeit 1 small quarter size rash on its back side.Its also clearly pencil dated 6/55 in its neck pocket. The infamous "Mary" even signed off in the control cavity on a piece of tape.
Its Maple neck is still sporting its original frets & logo is also pencil dated 6-55. Its original tuners have the early shorter rounded shafts. Its clean Black Bakelite pickgard is in great original shape showing normal commensurate wear. Its got a set of the earliest type Dome vol. & tone Knobs w/a set of smooth back pots having pot codes dated to the 11th week of 1955.
This is also a rare Bass as this has 2 factory serial #s as many original Patent Pending bridges were stamped as Fender transitioned to moving serial #s to its back plates, this one is engraved # 0595 & is still utilizing its original 1st type pair of pot metal Saddles. Its dead original in all respects.
Its 1 of the cleanest original Blackgard Blondes weve seen over the last 30+ years. She plays perfect & is ready for its next caretaker. Featherweight at only 8 lbs. Its 2 chrome covers but to find one this clean & this light is impossible.It is truly Near Mint & it comes complete w/its original very early Center Pocket Tweed Case w/no center neck rest. At The Guitar Broker we stock over 200 of the best vintage & collectible guitars in the USA as well as some very unusual classic & modern sports & muscle cars.
The item "1955 Fender Precision Bass 1 of the rarest & finest all original examples" is in sale since Sunday, October 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "raretoyzz" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.