Wowee Zowee ! 1965 Fender Precision Bass- all original and with OHSC, $10,999! Please note that this bass is available by appointment only.

Overview: The Fender Precision Bass, introduced in 1951, is one of the most iconic and influential electric basses in music history. The 1965 model represents a significant period for Fender, transitioning from pre-CBS to CBS ownership, which brought some changes in design and construction.

Key Features:

  • Body:
    • Material: Alder
    • Finish: Typically nitrocellulose lacquer
    • Colors: Sunburst.
    • Neck:
      • Material: Maple
      • Shape: C-shaped profile
      • Fingerboard: Rosewood with dot inlays
      • Scale Length: 34 inches (86.36 cm)
      • Frets: 20 frets
      • Width at Nut: 1.75 inches (4.45 cm)
  • Hardware:
    • Bridge: Original vintage-style with four saddles
    • Tuners: Reverse wind tuners
  • Electronics:
    • Pickup: One single-coil split pickup
    • Controls: One volume control, one tone control
    • Output Jack: Side-mounted

Design and Aesthetics:

  • Body Shape: Classic double-cutaway Precision Bass body
  • Headstock: Larger headstock with the transition logo (the “transition” period between pre-CBS and CBS, with both styles of decals being used)

Sound Characteristics:

  • The 1965 Fender Precision Bass is renowned for its deep, punchy, and warm tone, which has made it a staple in many genres of music including rock, jazz, blues, and funk.
  • The single-coil split pickup provides a strong, clear, and balanced sound with excellent definition and attack.
  • The simplicity of the single volume and tone control setup allows for easy adjustment and a wide range of tonal possibilities.


  • Ideal for both studio recording and live performances due to its versatile sound and robust build.
  • Preferred by many professional bassists for its playability, reliable performance, and classic Fender tone.

Notable Users:

  • The Precision Bass has been used by countless legendary bassists over the years, including James Jamerson (Motown), Carol Kaye (The Wrecking Crew), Sting (The Police), and Steve Harris (Iron Maiden).


The 1965 Fender Precision Bass is a highly sought-after instrument among collectors and players alike. Its combination of classic design, superior craftsmanship, and iconic sound makes it a timeless choice for bassists seeking the legendary Fender quality and performance.

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