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Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00

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  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00
  • Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00

Topshelf Instruments

Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue Candy Apple Red 1997-00

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Fender '57 P in sweet candy apple red, crafted in Japan 1997-00. This is the best looking P we've had in ages, it's seriously gorgeous! The maple board/candy apple combo is amazing, and it's a non-catalog finish for this model... that's why you haven't seen many around. The maple board lends the bass a whole lot of spank and attack to balance the traditional round, warm classic P-thump. It also feels awesome, there's definitely something about it under the fingers. The body is light and responsive, it feels very 'alive' and really rings with each note. This is a perfect stage-bass for a working player, it'll bang out the fat tones night after night effortlessly with a whole lot of style.

Model: Fender Precision Bass '57 Reissue, PB57-53
Made: Japan, 1997-00 (serial O053171)
Finish: candy apple red, 1-ply white guard
Body: basswood
Neck: maple with maple board, dot inlays
Mods: none
Pickup: Fender Japan Vintage PB Single
Case: basic gig bag

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's some dings and scratches around the body, most notably above the bridge, on the body contour area and in the buckle-rash zone. There's a bit of discoluration on the guard and chrome parts. 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, 7/10. Set up with fresh 45/105s.