1963 Fender Precision bass guitar, made in USA, ser. no. L0xxx0, neck date stamp September ’63, three-tone sunburst refinish, typical wear to the back of the neck, wear to frets, electrics in working order, ’60s orange lined Fender case, condition: good for age

*Sold with CITES article 10 certificate no. 549472/08.  This lot is subject to CITES regulations if exporting outside of the EU

Provenance: the vendor purchased this guitar from an advert in Weston Super Mare Ad Mag 12th February 1987 from Burnham on Sea. When originally acquired, the guitar had been refinished in ‘Fender Pink’, replacement bridge assembly fitted, one tuning key ferrule missing, no finger rest, missing strap button to the head and the pickup retaining screws were missing. The guitar was taken to Dick Knight in April 1987 where it was refinished in three-tone sunburst and all the hardware replaced where missing. In 2004, the guitar was taken to Malcolm Miles Guitar Services in Motspur Park, Surrey, where the original pickups and pots were replaced with a set of original 1960s pickups and pots as the original pickup was faulty. The originals to this guitar have been retained.

Estimate £2000 – 3000

Sold for £2600 (8th December 2016)