1962/1960s Fender Precision Bass Partscaster Electric Bass Guitar

This is "Goldie," my friend Heather's main squeeze. It's got a '62 Jazz Bass neck (1 1/2" nut width) fitted to a '60s Precision Bass body. I'm not sure how much of the body's loadout is original, but the gold refinish job on the body and headstock and that "black pearl" pickguard definitely are not.

Goldie was in for a refret and that -- plus educated level/dress work after it -- has allowed the bass to come back into its full potential. It was playing fine beforehand, but now it plays perfectly and is light on its feet.

Of course it sounds wonderful and of course the neck is a gem. We like Goldie around here.