This 1966 Fender Precision Bass in its original 3-tone Sunburst finish is about as close New Old Stock as you'll ever see one; it's just in remarkably preserved original condition.
Finished off in the Spring of 1966 based on the neck stamp and pot codes, this is one of those instruments that could fool even the most discerning vintage enthusiasts - Fender's Custom Shop NOS examples might even come off of the line showing more patina that this bass.
When not admiring its cleanliness, its the sound of quintessential P-Bass that draws us in even further - bold, fat, and punchy tone from the grey-bottom split pickup, and wonderful playing neck free of any wear, and a nicely balanced weight at a few ounces shy of 9lbs on our scale.
Its original rectangle hardshell case is also about as clean as the instrument itself, and fully functional at that.
What more can be said, really? If you want the cleanest one out there, stop your search now.
Bill Asher, the founder and luthier behind Asher Guitars and Lap Steels (Est. 1982), is considered a master guitar craftsman by legendary musicians. With loyal clientele such as Jackson Browne, Ben Harper, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, and the Dixie Chicks, Asher's decades of experience working on thousands of guitars has made him one of the most sought-after luthiers in the country.