Fender '70 Reissue Precision Bass PB70-700 Sunburst 1990
Fender '70 Precision Bass, sunburst, made in Japan 1990. Well, this is cool. The '70 reissue P has the bold black logos and a slightly slimmer neck than the earlier styles; it's an instantly appealing look and an easy feel to get along with. This is a first year version of the reissue, so it's made with a sweet ash body. As such, it's got a bright, punchy, throaty growl that complements the traditional P-thump nicely. These early Fujigen basses are made of some awesome pieces of wood and are made with care and attention rarely surpassed precision by all but the fanciest USA instruments. It's also unusual to get a thirty year old instrument in this kind of condition; there's barely a mark on it. This is all class: juicy tone, suave looks, slick feel; a perfect example of Fender Japan's excellence.
Model: Fender Precision Bass '70 Reissue, PB70-700
Made: Japan, 1990, Tokai plant (serial J010124)
Finish: sunburst, 3-ply black guard
Body: light weight ash
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25" radius, 34" scale
Pickup: Fender Japan P-Bass Vintage split single coil
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's a couple of little marks on the end of the headstock. Neck is nice and clean, no major marks. The back has a couple of very light scuffs, no major marks. The sides are nice and clear, no major marks. The front has a couple of minor dimples around the bridge and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look good with light wear only, 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.