Fender Japan '70 Reissue Precision Bass PB70-70US Olympic White 1996
Fender P, '70 Reissue, aged olympic white finish, crafted in Japan 1996. The big bold headstock on these CBS era models has won many fans, and in combination with a classic reverse-tuxedo finish like this, it really does look great. Olympic white is a dream finish on a P, it's just superb. The neck on this is marginally slimmer than the more common '62 model, and this one is sporting a particularly fine dark-chocolate rosewood board; it's easy on the eyes and the hands. The alder body and USA pickup offer bright, balanced, warm growl with a heap of roundness and class; it's a cut above the basic models and will easily rival any USA offering. Perfect starts with a 'P', you know?
Model: Fender Precision Bass '70 Reissue, PB70-70US
Made: Japan, 1996, Tokai plant (serial N091809)
Finish: olympic white, 3-ply black guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Pickup: Fender USA P-Bass Vintage split single coil
Case: very basic 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. The back has a handful of light scratches and dimples spread around the place, the worst of them is near the centre but even those are minor. The sides are pretty good; the top horn and shoulder area have some scuffs and minor dimples, plus there's some minor chips and scuffs around from the knobs and jack as well as on the bottom horn. The front is pretty clean, just some normal play scratches on the guard and top horn, a little dent on the edge up from the pickup and a few marks around the bridge area. 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 pretty good with some light wear; 7/10 for life left. A couple of the tuners are a little stiff, but they all work okay. Set up with fresh 45/105s.