The bass plays great with plenty of wear as you would expect from a 64 year old instrument. The frets appear to be the originals. Plenty of life left in them as well.
The neck is straight and true and free of any issues. All in all, the bass is in great shape and perfect working and playing order. The G&G "poodle" case was supplied by the original company for Fender 50 year reissues. Check out all of the photos.
Everything checks out as it should. This is an incredible bass. I just got this info from the previous owner of the bass and wanted to share it as it pertains to the date of production.
The bass was advertised as a 1952, and the clerk told me there were no signatures or dates and that was not unusual (I agree because I have owned over 50 Fender vintage guitars including several in the very early 50s that did not have dates or initials, early production was not really consistent). That being said, based upon the Fender website I looked at today there were well over 1,300 P basses built in the first two years, but there were three numbering schemes, and the last numbering system went from 0 to about 1,800 from 1952 through 1953. Based upon this information, the clerk was correct about the production statistics, but the bass guitar was was probably built in 1953, not 52. Sorry for possibly being slightly off on the year, but I was relying on a respected dealer and 1952 seemed plausible. The item "1952 Fender Precision Bass Guitar ALL ORIGINAL Vintage Butterscotch Blond" is in sale since Friday, July 22, 2016.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "sell-it-all-pro" and is located in Denver, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.