Fender Japan '70 Precision Bass PB70-700 Sienna Burst 1990
Fender '70 P, sienna burst, made in Japan 1990. This one is a special one! These early Fujigen made Fender basses always absolutely pop in the hands; they're such beautifully made instruments. This one is feather-light, with a super slick and arrow-straight moderately slim C neck and a body that rings like a bell. The combo of a lightweight ash body, USA pickup and a rosewood slab board offer a super juicy, thick and immediate P-punch, balanced by a snappy treble and a warm, wide midrange. At the time this beauty was made, shops could special order little runs of a model in a non-catalog finish; so that seems to be what happened here; hence the stamped 'order made' neck pocket. This model usually only comes in vintage white, so the gorgeous caramel orange with the grain of a stunning piece of ash showing through is very unusual and a visual delight. Chances of seeing another one in this finish come up any time is basically nil, so claim it while you can!
Model: Fender Precision Bass '70 Reissue, PB70-700
Made: Japan, neck date Apr 19 1990, Fujigen plant (serial H010237)
Finish: sienna burst, 1-ply cream guard
Body: light weight ash
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25" radius, 34" scale
Pickup: Fender USA PB-Vintage split single coil
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a couple of dimples in the bottom corner and a few light scuffs, no major marks. The sides are pretty clean, minor marks on the elbow area, near the jack and on the bottom horn. The front is nice and tidy, just a couple of tiny dimples in the elbow area and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: very good condition (8.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look good with light wear only, 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.