1983 Fender Precision bass, Smith era, American made, E3 serial number, 4-bolt maple neck, original black finish. Black finish is in excellent condition with few flaws. Gorgeous maple neck shows little fret wear. All original parts. Weighs in at 9-1/2 lbs. A recent setup with flat-wounds has made this one the one to beat. The absolute nicest condition of any of the basses were currently have on our page.
Original black-lined Fender hard plastic case in excellent condition.
Not enough credit is given for the quality of these early “Smith basses” with their deep body contours and neck profiles more like the old ones.
NOTE: Black guitars are incredibly difficult to photograph. Especially in trying to show all of the imperfections and getting a good balance on the white parts. In these photos, most of the body areas that show unevenness of color, white streaks or colored patterns are usually showing reflections. Any finish damages or imperfections of color are always addressed in text and shown in photos the best way we know how.