1966 Fender Precision Bass

$9995 USD ($13993 CAD)
For more details contact us at info@folkwaymusic.com or 855-772-0424.
In 1966, when this Precision Bass was made in Fullerton, black was still a Custom Color option offered by Fender, and black basses rarely rolled off the line. This example is a gorgeous, heavily used ’66 P-Bass, that has just been refretted in our shop. The original pickguard is in the case as its output jack corner is chipped off and long gone, but the bass is otherwise totally stock, including all the electronics. It’s light and resonant, balanced nicely, and has an incredible neck carve and feel.

The body looks like a one-piece, judging by the exposed and worn alder on the back. The buckle wear is three-dimensional and smooth; it’s very cool to see how the factory pin-router hole plug has been worn more slowly than the surrounding flat-sawn alder. Maple neck with veneer Brazilian rosewood board and pearloid dots.

Neck date is May 1966; pots are original with the tone pot dating to the 34th week of 1966 and the volume pot date code soldered over; pickup codes are 11-9-66.

The pickup DC resistance is 10.2k. The neck has a 1-11/16” nutwidth, first fret depth of .850” and 12th fret depth of .973. The bass weighs in at a respectably light 8.7 lbs.

With original Fender case