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Now here is something else!

I had just sold a fretless version of this rare bass (you can see it here), when my buyer in Japan contacted me to let me know he'd just located a fretted version of the same bass. These basses, made only between 1990 and 1992 by Fender Japan, were only available by special order in the home (Japanese) market - they were not a normally stocked item. As a result, they are extremely rare! The model is known as the PBAC, and the serial number is K035816.

Body is hollow 2 piece Mahogany with solid (yes, SOLID!) Spruce top with vintage white binding. Neck is Maple with slab Rosewood fingerboard.

Pick ups are 1) an active Lace Sensor in the usual Precision Bass position, plus 2) an active piezo pickup built into the bridge saddle! The rearmost knob controls the mix of the two pickups (from straight acoustic to straight electric), the next knob is the active tone with central neutral click position, and the front knob is the volume control.

Weight is just 3.7kg (8.1lbs). Condition is extremely close to mint, with only barely visible imperfections preventing it being termed totally mint. It has been a treasured possession all its life and is in faultless condition.

This bass sounds as beautiful as it looks - warm tone with great clarity. You can get the most incredibly warm acoustic type sounds with the piezo pickup, or you can dial in the Lace Sensor for straight-ahead, powerful vintage P-bass sounds.

A truly amazing bass, and truly unique. I doubt you will never find another!

Sold to Dave

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