1974 Fender Precision Bass Fretless$3,499.00
Among the very nicest ’70s Precisions we’ve ever had. Ash body with nice mineral streaking in a vibrant but not too target-y 3-tone sunburst finish, maple neck (dates to the 52nd week of 1973) and fretless fingerboard with a fair amount of randomly-scattered figure, 34″ scale length, 1 & 1 & 5/8″ nut width, substantial profile but not overly large, 3-ply black pickguard, a great-sounding classic Fender humbucking P-Bass pickup, chrome Tele knobs, original chrome pickup and bridge covers, and at 9.1 pounds quite light for a Precision Bass of any period and particularly the 1970s. The poly finish is also quite thin and lacquer-like, not the thick candy shell of so many CBS-era Fenders. Quite clean and all-original, plays and sounds great, and if one can overlook the historical irony of the fretless version of an instrument called the “Precision” specifically because it had frets, just a tremendous bass all-around. Made in Fullerton, California, USA, and comes in its original orange-lined black tolex hard case with Fender badge.