This awesome 1976 Fender Precision Bass guitar in original Olympic White finish with narrow nut width cruised through the shop a while back. It was a fantastic example of the Fender Precision Bass from the mid 1970s with loads of cool features. It's one of my favorites bass guitars to ever come through the shop.

I'm always looking to buy clean vintage Fender Precision Bass guitars from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. If you're interested in the value of your Fender bass guitar then you can contact me here: sell a Fender guitar. I'm looking for any Fender guitars made during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

Check out another vintage Fender Precision Bass guitar that came through the shop last year: 1963 Fender Precision Bass.

1975 Fender Price List: "Precision Bass: ... The famous electric bass with true performance proven bass tone quality... Split pickup design for even string response | Wide contoured neck to facilitate | Wide range volume and tone controls..." --1974 Fender Catalog    

Make and Model: Fender Precision Bass, Narrow Maple neck, Custom color

Year: Early 1976, serial 69xxx

Specifications: 34" scale length Maple fretboard, 1 1/2" nut width (1 33/64" actual), .86" neck depth at the first fret, 1" neck depth at the 12th fret, 9lbs 2oz

Notes: Neck option ✔! Color option ✔! Light weight ✔! This was the most expensive version of the Precision Bass in 1975 at $370 compared to the standard version at $325. It checks all the cool options that players look for in a vintage guitar. It also plays and sounds like a million bucks. I'm confident you'll love this killer '76 Fender Precision Bass in rare Olympic White finish!

How to date a Fender Precision Bass

Knowing how to date a Fender Precision Bass guitar is important to accurately establishing its value. Here are the steps I go through to date a Fender guitar: Fender serial numbers, neck heel date stamp, potentiometer codes, and features. Fender serial numbers are not the most accurate way to date Fender guitars since they aren't necessarily consecutive and the plate they are on is easily swapped using only a screwdriver. The serial number on this Fender Precision Bass is on the metal plate the attaches the neck to the body. It has a large "F" and the six digit number starting with "694". The serial number is just one piece of the puzzle that is how to date a Fender guitar. 

The next step in how to date a Fender guitar is to check the neck heel ink stamp and any body cavity date stamps. The neck heel ink stamp on this Fender Precision Bass is unfortunately blank! This can sometimes happen on Fender guitars from 1959 and 1960 and sometimes in the 1970s. The next place we can look to date this guitar would be on the potentiometer codes underneath the pickguard. Here's a helpful link to how to date Fender guitars with potentiometer codes.

 Vintage 1976 Fender Precision Bass guitar Olympic White in original case

Headstock, Maple neck, Vintage 1976 Fender Precision Bass guitar Olympic White

Vintage 1976 Fender Precision Bass guitar Olympic White

John Shults

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