Fender Japan '57 Precision Bass PB57-53 Candy Apple Red 1993
Fender '57 P, candy apple red, made in Japan 1993-4. The P bass was the first ever successful production model of the electric bass; it hasn't really changed much since the 50s because... it hasn't needed to. This classy character invokes the 1957 model in it's chunky D-shape neck with maple board, spaghetti logo and single ply guard. It's nice and light and super resonant in the hands; it feels super lively and the neck is a delight. Plugged in, the maple board adds a lovely crisp, articulate top end articulation to the P-bass trademark punchy attack and big rounded lows; it sounds terrific. The candy apple finish pops beautifully against the aged white guard and golden maple board, it's surely an attractive item. Can't go wrong here!
Model: Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue, PB57-53
Made: Japan, 1993-4 (serial N074958)
Finish: candy apple red (CAR), 1-ply white guard
Neck: maple with maple board, 34" scale, 7.25" radius, 42mm nut
Pickup: Fender Japan PB-Single
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck has some minor dimples on the back, it's clean and smooth in the hands. The back has a few dimples on both horns and the bottom edge as well as some widespread but very light scuffs around the body. The sides have a few little thing to note: a chip and a ding on the top horn, dimple in the elbow area, a couple of small chips and marks near the input and a small dent on the bottom horn. The front is pretty tidy, just a couple of dimples around the bridge and up from the pickup and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (7.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look good, minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.