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1983 Fender Precision bass, American made, E3 serial number, 4-bolt rosewood neck, original black finish. Finish is in excellent condition overall, with a few small scuffs on the front and back. Beautiful rosewood dot neck has minimal play wear. Some minimal tarnishing to tuning heads. Appears that the original D and G saddles and screws were replaced with two older vintage style saddles (see photos). A hunt is on for period-correct replacements.

Original black-lined Fender hard plastic case, in good condition; two of the metal feet have been pushed through the bottom of the case and the handle mounts are weak almost to the point of untrustworthiness.

Not enough credit is given for the quality of these Smith-era basses with their deep cutaways and neck profiles more like the old ones. Weighing in at 8-1/2 lbs., a recent setup with flat-wounds has made this an amazing player with that awesome Precision tone.

NOTE: Black guitars are incredibly difficult to photograph. Especially in trying to show all of the imperfections and getting a good balance on the white parts. In these photos, most of the body areas that show unevenness of color, white streaks or colored patterns are usually showing reflections. Any finish damages or imperfections of color are always addressed in text and shown in photos the best way we know how.

Black and Blacker

Black and Blacker

Original Hard
$2,250 down from $2,500
Black and Blacker
Leo Black / Eric Kister
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Since we do not keep "regular" store hours, the best way to contact us is via email. We can setup a phone call or Zoom session with in-hand description of instrument. If you do call, the best times are afternoons and early evenings. Otherwise, please leave a message; we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks!

Electronic payments, PayPal, direct transfers. Old-fashioned paper like bank checks and money orders OK after clearing. We'll work with you. Trades may be considered; we are currently not looking for anything specific. But you never know!

Buyer pays all costs for shipping and insurance. All shipping is calculated based on weight of guitar in case. USPS is our preferred carrier for items of value less than $5,000; you can get a good idea of all shipping costs on the USPS.com website. Shipping is calculated from Chicago 60609.

All of our instruments are in the conditions as described. No attempt to deceive or misrepresent would ever be intended or tolerated. Any modifications or damages have been noted and photographed. So, even considering all sales are final, all sales issues are on a case-by-case basis; any disputes about condition or vintage must be addressed within 48 hours of receipt. Buyer pays all return shipping and insurance costs.