• ajn22

    80's P-Bass copy--need help identifying

    Hi,
    I was hoping someone on this forum might be able to help me identify or verify a bass I have. I bought this a couple of years ago from someone who had owned it for over 20 years, but didn't know much about it. It is an early '80s copy of a '59 Precision Bass with a dead-on Fender headstock. It's Candy Apple Red with an anodized pickguard and a maple fretboard . The only identifying mark on it is a small ESP logo stamped into the neck plate on the back. The neck itself has no stamp or label on it at all, but it is about the nicest P-Bass neck I have ever played, and I have no reason to think the neck was ever changed. It has a skunk stripe and very high quality reverse Kluson style tuners. I know that early on ESP was making copies like these, but I have not seen one quite like this. Anyone here familiar with the very early ESP products, and can shed some light on this bass? Thanks.


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