Bass Guitar Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Description: Bass Guitar for sale - '57 Precision Bass
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This is an amazing instrument with an amazing history. It was purchased used in Philadelphia in 1964 and spent the next 20 years on the Philly/ South Jersey R&B circuit and some time in the AME Church. After the owner's death it was given to his nephew who moved to Nashville in the late 80's to become part of the city's soul scene. In the late 70's the owner decided to re-finish the bass. He removed the original finish but got a call and re-assembled the bass without any finish. He played it like that until he died. His little finger wore a well into the body below the G string (see pic #3). At some point the tone pot was broken off and replaced along with the capacitor. All of the other electronics are original. The lower edge of the neck shows SIGNIFICANT scalloping from play wear. We did a nitro refin on the body and installed a reproduction decal. What finish remains on the neck is original. The backplate for the neck is period but not original. The frets have been leveled. This bass plays well, sounds incredible and looks fantastic. We can ship this in a new high quality hardshell or a gig bag, buyer's choice. International buyers can request the removal of the neck to reduce shipping cost and increase security. We are offering free, expedited domestic shipping and a 30% discount on expedited international shipping. This is a rare chance to own a piece of American R&B history.More pics are available. Thanks for looking..........
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