1972 Fender Telecaster Bass


Summary: The Telecaster Bass rolled out in 1968 as essentially a reissue of the original Precision Bass from the early ’50s. In 1972, Fender changed the Telecaster bass to include a humbucker and they also used the blonde finish – this is a great example of this model and a perfect instrument for a player.

Body: Double cutaway solid body – Adler body, Maple neck, Maple fingerboard.

Neck: Maple neck with a maple cap fingerboard. Chunky C shape

Pickups/Hardware: Original Humbucker pickup – missing the Bridge cover. One volume and one tone knob.

Cosmetics: Original blonde finish – some dings & light scratches on the body and edges with finish checking on the front of the bass. The pick guard has a few cracks in the plastic by the neck pocket. The bridge has light tarnishing but no major pitting. The back of the neck (towards the body) has a dig that has worn through the finish but is not uncomfortable when playing. There are no cracks in the wood or structural damage and it is functionally perfect.

Playability: This baby plays like a dream – the frets are in good shape and the action is low with no fret buzz.

Weight:   10 lbs,  6 oz.

Case: Non-original hard shell case (SKB style – all black hard shell)