Fender Japan '57 Precision Bass PB57-53 Black 2007
Fender '57 P, black, crafted in Japan 2006-8. It's pretty classic, right? The evergreen maple board and tuxedo finish combo looks super classy; it hits those iconic curves just right. The neck is a chunky D style profile with a vintage radius; it's arrow-straight and sturdy in the hands and features some beautiful waved grain lines. The body is light and resonant and loud unplugged, you can feel the mojo straight away. Tone-wise, there's a nice punchy fat low end balanced by a little whisker of snap and sizzle on the top end; it'll cut through a mix just enough to sit well without being too narcissistic. This will happily go from classy jazz standards to nasty punk spite without batting an eyelid; it's the bass for every day of the week.
Model: Fender Precision Bass, PB57-US
Year: Japan, Dyna plant, 2006-8 (serial S022515)
Finish: gloss black, 1-ply cream guard
Neck: 1-piece maple, dot inlays
Pickup: Fender Japan PB-Single split single coil
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock is pretty clean, just some minor dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has some widespread light scuffs and surface scratches, no major marks. The sides have a few minor dimples on both horns, the elbow area and near the jack. The front is nice and clean, just a few dimples near the bridge and in the elbow area and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets are looking tidy, 9/10 for fret life left. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.