Fender Japan '57 Reissue Precision Bass PB57-53 Black 1993/4
Fender '57 Precision Bass, B&W, made in Japan 1993/4. These maple-board P models are a bit harder to track down than the regular '62 rosewood models, and they're a noticeably brighter and punchier tone. The maple board has aged to a sweet golden brown; like a delicious muffin, and it delivers some added spank and cut that's perfect for funk or punk. This one dates towards the end of the famed Fujigen-era, and it's got the classy feel to show it. It's light and resonant and an absolute pleasure to play; the neck feels brilliant. This is in pretty good shape for 25+ years old; and the classy tuxedo look never goes out of style. If you're after a killer P, this will surely hit the mark.
Model: Fender Japan'57 Reissue Precision Bass, PB57-53
Made: Japan, Fujigen Plant, 1993/4 (serial N053977)
Finish: gloss black, 1-ply white guard
Weight: 3.9kg approx
Neck: maple with maple board, dot inlays
Pickup: Fender Japan PB Single
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's a couple of light marks on the front: a ding above the bridge and a scratch in the shoulder carve area and some scuffing behind the bridge. The back has some light buckle-rash: a few scratches and dings, noting nasty. 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 look good, minor wear only, 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.