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1953 Fender "Ron" Precision Bass

1953 Fender "Ron" Precision Bass

Regular price $34,950.00
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All-Original 1953 Fender P-Bass with the neck (2-11-53) and body (3-17-53) signed by Tadeo Gomez! This early P-bass features a slab body in Blonde with a black pickguard, Tele-style headstock, and first-generation single-coil pickup. Good overall condition for its age showing normal wear from play and transport. The resonant Ash body gives this bass a vocal spring-like feel and the neck plays like a dream with a comfortable medium-chunky profile. Sounds fantastic plugged in and the original single-coil pickup delivers a warm, punchy, and round sound that cuts beautifully while still delivering a rich bottom end. An amazing piece of Fender history! Includes hardshell case.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"If this ’53 P Bass is Ron, then I don’t want to be right. Born in an age when the upright bass was the undisputed king, I imagine the Precision’s entry into the market looked a bit like a newborn giraffe trying to walk for the first time. Gangly and strange as its appearance may have been, it didn’t take long for musicians to get on board with the idea.

A smaller, lighter, louder bass that could be easily operated by a guitarist? Most agreed, it would pay back its $199 retail price in no time. While neither fretted nor electric basses were a new idea at the time, the P Bass was undoubtedly miles ahead of previous attempts by every imaginable metric and became the industry standard overnight. (For decades, musicians referred to any solid body electric bass ubiquitously as a “Fender bass.”)

Over the years the model has undergone a number of modernizations, but these first generation examples are a shrine to Leo’s lifelong obsession with simplicity. An Ash slab body, one piece Maple neck, and the most basic single coil pickup imaginable make this model a perfectly complimentary sibling to the iconic blackguard Telecaster. Give us a call and take home one of each." - Tyler Geske

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