1983 Fender Precision bass, Smith era, American made, E3 serial number, 4-bolt maple neck, original black finish. Finish is in overall excellent condition with few flaws; some small dings and surface scratches exist, typical of a 40-year old bass. Gorgeous maple neck shows little fret wear (1.788 wide at nut, 2.286 at 12th fret). All original parts except for pickup cover, which is brand new (we have the original around here somewhere, if and when we find it, we’ll send it along). Tortoise-shell pick guard, chrome covers and black pickup gives the body the look of a 62 Reissues, but the neck is a Standard Precision neck (you can tell by the decal). Weighs in at 9-1/2 lbs. Absolutely the best sounding and playing of any of the basses were currently have on our page.
Original four-latch 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.