Selling off my Fender collection (see other listings).  For consideration, a 1983 Fender American Precision bass in excellent condition, super clean for its nearly 40 year life. Previous owner stated this is all original. I can confirm the neck stamp dates to 3/30/83. The pots, if I’m interpreting correctly, date to 1982. The body does not have a date marking. The pick guard is stamped with “J. Torres” whose name appears on many Fenders of this era. The neck is stamped with “J. Moreno”.

This P bass comes from an era when production was done in Fullerton, CA. It features the vintage 1.75” nut width, which was a bit too much for me to adapt to, having played predominantly Jazz width necks for years now. It is strung with Rotosound 77 Jazz Flats and plays/sounds very smooth. The bass has a micro-tilt neck feature, more often seen on Jazz basses of the era.

Cosmetically, there is some minor swirling. There are a couple of superficial scratches and a very small scuff toward the back/bottom of the bass. These blemishes are generally difficult to see unless angled correctly in bright lighting. There appears to be some discoloration of the side dots. There are no significant chips, dings, or dents and no deep scratches.

The bass comes in a generic tweed hard shell case with red lining. The case is in good condition, but not as clean as the bass itself. All latches work. No key included.  Reasonable offers considered.  Any overage on shipping will be refunded.  

Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Precision Bass with Maple Fretboard
  • Black
  • 1983
Made In
  • United States
  • Fender Vintage CBS Era
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Pickup System
  • Passive
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Body Material
  • Alder
Pickup Configuration
  • Split-Coil
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Model Family
  • Fender Precision Bass
Color Family
  • Black
Body Shape
  • P-Style

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