1965 Fender Precision Bass, this one is a stunner! Gorgeous Body refinish in Lacquer by Fiesta Finishes™. The neck is also refinished. The bass is otherwise 100% original, including the original, Nitrate White Guard, used only on Custom Color instruments during 1965. This bass was originally red from the factory. The nitrate guard has taken on a gorgeous amber patina over the years, which is a wonderful complement to the Fiesta Red finish.

Note that the guard has a small repair on the horn tip, and the original frets are somewhat worn, but very playable.

The bass plays and sounds awesome, as you would expect from an L-Series Fender Precision from this era with original Grey Bottom pickups.

The serial number is L80XXX. The neck date is MAY 65. Pots are coded 304 6520. The bass weighs a very light 8.2 lbs. The neck measures .816" at 1st fret and .984" at 12th fret, making this a medium "C" shaped neck typical of the period. The original pickup set measures a healthy 10.4K Ohms.

The bass comes in it's original, black Tolex, Fender "no logo" case, used in '64 and early '65.

Satisfaction guaranteed. Keep the bass for 48 hours, and if not fully satisfied, return for a full refund minus the shipping charge.

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Fiesta Finishes

Fiesta Finishes

Fiesta Red
Original Hard
Fiesta Finishes
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