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As the first production model bass guitar, the Fender Precision bass was an absolutely revolutionary instrument upon its introduction in 1951. The Precision or P Bass evolved throughout the ‘50s with changing electronics, body shape, and cosmetic details. P Basses from after the CBS Fender buyout of 1965 (which brought more of a mass-production style of construction) are of less interest to collectors than their earlier counterparts.
Years of Production: 1951 - present Unique to this Year: Thumbrest added on bass side. Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody
Wood Composition: Adler body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard
Design Elements: Single-coil split pickup with level pole pieces, black plastic pickguard, 34-inch scale length, dot inlays
Notable Players: Geezer Butler, Roger Waters, John Deacon, Sting