Fender 1968 Telecaster Bass Blonde
Based on the original Precision Bass released in the 50's, this first year Fender 1968 Telecaster Bass is full of character and is a dream to play. This bass has a swamp ash body with its original Blonde finish, comfortable 'C' maple neck and fingerboard. One original, rewound pickup, one master Volume, one master Tone and you're good to go!
(The following description is taken from the 1969 Fender Lovin' Care catalog)
"Fender has gone back more than 15 years to reintroduce the original solid-body electric bass. Recently, veterans and newcomers alike in the music field have rediscovered the smooth playing action and moving sounds of the Telecaster Bass.
The slender all-maple neck is remarkably fast, truss-rod reinforced and set for low string, high-speed playing action. The single pickup is located for the maximum string response and is adjustable at either end for custom string balance. Both the tone and volume control are located for easy access and permit a wide variation of values. Two individual bridges are adjustable for both length and height enabling the player to achieve perfect string intonation.
The comfort contoured body is finished in natural blond and trimmed with a white pickguard. All metal parts are case hardened and chrome plated to maintain a like-new appearance indefinitely. Available in selected custom finishes and left-hand models."
-Bass has some water damage-upper frets were rusty and leached into fretboard. No functional damage to the neck or body, repaired split by truss rod nut.
-Pickup rewound to 6.77k by Lindy Fralin.
-Top fret replaced, all others original.
-Pickguard has been replaced.
-Pickup and Bridge covers are replacements.
Serial #236041 comes with Original Hardshell Case