1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass
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1966-1968 Fender Precision Bass Artist Owned RARE Vintage 60's American USA Bass

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1968 Fender Precision Bass artist owned by prolific bassist DeLisle McKenzie Harper since he purchased the bass in San Francisco on June 20th, 1975 at the famous Don Wehr's Music City. Original receipt and UK import paperwork copies included. It appears that Fender used its surplus of end-of-year 1966 parts to build this 1968 transition year Precision Bass with new headstock logo that came out for the first time that year and continued into the 70's. While the serial number and neck headstock logo dates to 1968, the neck is date stamped October 1966 and the original potentiometer is dated 1966 (the other pot was serviced and replaced in 1980). It was originally Sunburst and stripped to Natural, likely selected by Harper to match his factory refinish Natural 1957 Precision bass we also have available. This come's with Harper's heavy leather gig bag and heavy hand crafted leather strap as well as two additional "ash tray" covers for the bridge and pickups. This bass been owned by the same artist for the past 47 years with full provenance. With custom shop prices climbing on brand new models, for little more you can own a historical bass with over half a century of established history.

Harper famously stars in the music video for Stealers Wheel's global mega-hit "Stuck In The Middle With You" which was the song played for the main scene in Quentin Tranatino's debut film "Reservoir Dogs" and is the theme song for the Netflix hit series "Grace & Frankie." Harper performed and recorded with many big artists in the 70's and 80s. He was the bassist and backing vocals for Deep Purple & Whitenake singer David Coverdale on his solo album White Snake, which led to the creation of Whitesnake.  His playing was sampled on the Everlast hit album "Whitey Ford Sings The Blues." Harper was a member of Juicy Lucy alongside Micky Moody - the band had an immediate hit song "Who Do You Love?" He was also a member of Gonzalez and had a chart hit "Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet" where he features in the music video with the other Precision bass of his we have. He was the bass player for American blues guitar legend Freddie King, one of the "three kings" of blues guitar alongside Albert King and B.B. King. Harper was a member of Olympic Runners who had a chart hit "Put The Music Where Your Mouth Is" and did the theme song for the movie "The Bitch" starring Joan Collins. 


This incredible piece of Fender history is part of the world famous instrument collection at Essex Recording Studios! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TWITCH and YouTube! @essexrecordingstudios

International buyers are welcome! We ship to any country in the world! This bass will be packed and shipped with love, care and respect! It's in exceptional condition for a 65 year old instrument. You are welcome to collect the bass in person if you are local to our studio in Southend, England at postcode SS1 1AB directly opposite Southend Central train station. Collection available by appointment, just call 07455 251112 (+44 7455251112 for WhatsApp & international)

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