Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

1997/2000 Fender Japan Precision Bass

PB70-US Olympic White with new hard case



This 70's Reissue Precision Bass from Fender Japan has the benefit of a solid Alder body & a factory fitted USA  pickup. Once again, a model that I believe was built for the Japanese market only. The only way of getting one is to import it

The bass has had use in its 20 year life and there are a few scratches and scuffs around the ages. Like other Fender guitars  and Basses in Olympic white, the colour has yellowed in places and there are other slight discolourations which you can see if you look closely. There is also a blemish on the fretboard. It doesn't interfere or affect playing in any way If you want a pristine bass then this isn't the one for you, however, if you like a bass that plays really well with a thin neck & a great pickup together with 70's styling & a scrolled headstock transfer then this is perfect.

The bass has no noticeable fret wear and I have tried to show all the marks I can find in the gallery photographs.


Manufacture 1997/2000 Japan

Body: Alder

Neck: Aged Maple with Rosewood Fretboard (bolt on)

Profile: Modern "C" 

Weight: 4.08 kg (8lb 15oz)

Scale Length 865mm (34")

Width at nut 40mm

At 12th Fret 50mm

Pickup: USA Fender pickups

Hardwear: Chrome

Tuners: Fender Japan

Bridge: Chrome Vintage style with steel saddles

Master Tone & Master Volume

Pickguard:  Black 3 ply

Hard Case:

As stated many times, due to courier damage, all my guitars are shipped in hard cases (usually new) this one being a black one. If you are collecting, I'm happy to knock off the price of the case (About £30) & I may even have an old gig bag you can have to take it away in

So to sum up, a nicely aged bass guitar from Fender Japan. This model is very difficult to find here in the UK as usually they come with Japanese pickups & no hardcase. 

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping 

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