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Fender Precision Bass 1965 - 1969
DescriptionAs the first production model bass guitar, the Fender Precision bass was an absolutely revolutionary instrument upon its introduction in 1951. Built as a bass counterpart to the Telecaster, the Precision or P Bass evolved throughout the ‘50s with changing electronics, body shape, and cosmetic details. By the beginning of 1965, CBS had taken full control of Fender and began a shift towards mass-production style construction. While some of these changes were not entirely detrimental through 1965,
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Discussed in 1960s/70s Fender Precision Bass Tort Pickguard in the TalkBass community
I'm selling an authentic vintage CBS-era Fender Precision tortoise shell pickguard. It's as old as 1965 which is the year they stopped using celluloid nitrate and started using celluloid acetate for the inner plies. I believe the outer ply is still celluloid nitrate. It's as young as 1974 which is the year they moved the ... ... more
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