I'm helping Bob Gollihur -- my dad, and the original founder of Gollihur Music, now retired -- sell off some of his "extra" personal bass gear. This bass is an '82 Fender Walnut Precision Bass Special - which bears no relation to the more recent similarly-named "Precision Special" - it is completely walnut, right down to the fingerboard, with a maple "skunk stripe" down the back. This was one of Fender's earliest stab at shall we say "modern" touches, and it is switchable active/passive, and the preamp is very nice.
This bass has a great deal of personality and I really like its unique soul. Great big and warm tone that goes beyond the traditional Fender vibe, with an onboard preamp to help fine-tune the output to cut through the mix. It has real character, can be simply tasty as well as edgy and raw if necessary. It's a hefty 10lb. 3oz.
You can see that (ridiculously high priced one - over $6k! - on Reverb notwithstanding) these generally go for $3000-3500, depending on condition. Priced to sell, including insured shipping costs to the lower 48.
Both Sam and I have looked over it carefully.
Condition: VERY good, with a few minor exceptions:
- There is one kinda nasty chunk in the back of the neck (see closeup photo) between frets 8-9
- Some scratches on the top of the headstock
- Some minor finish checking on the back of the headstock
...but other than that, no notable scratches, dings, chips, dents or otherwise. Minor swirls and light surface type stuff. I didn't even shine it up, just pulled out the case and started snapping photos.
Includes Hard Case shown in photos. (It has a replacement leather handle, the original plastic handle broke.) Also, the bass has gold Dunlop Straplock strap pins on it to match the hardware, but the originals are included in the case.
Price includes shipping to the continental USA.
Check the video out - it's not of this particular bass, but it does nicely illustrate the tonal variety that the instrument is capable of. Note that the instrument in the video has optional, added on "ashtrays" over the bridge and pickups. These were not included from the factory, but were a common add-on. The bass being sold does not have them (nor are there any holes to accommodate them.)