1960 Fender Precision Bass with a sunburst finish, tortoise-shell guard and a slab rosewood fingerboard. It's been expertly re-fretted leaving no scars in the fingerboard. I believe the original nut remains but has been shimmed to raise it slightly. Otherwise all original and complete including the brown original case.
I love the Sunburst finish on early '60s Fenders with its thick black band around the edge and a deep, rich red running on the inside. The red on the front of this one has faded slightly on the front but remains full and vibrant on the back. The body has numerous small battle scars predominantly around the edges. The finish on the back of the neck has light-medium play wear through the finish leaving it smooth in the hand. The headstock has relatively light wear with only only a few small scuffs/dings around the edges. The frets are in excellent condition and have plenty of life left in them. The pickguard shows minor shrinkage but no cracks.
It's been fully set up in our workshop with a fresh set of D'Addario Chrome flat-wound strings and a low action. The truss works correctly and it has a straight neck and a great action. Serial:54260. The neck has a pencil date of the 9/60, the body 5/60. Both pots are dated to the 9th week of 1960. The pickups have black bobbins and original winds. Nut width: 44 mm. Depth at 1st fret: 20 mm. Weight: 8lbs 5oz.
8 lbs 5 oz