Precision Bass Electric Bass Guitar

Description (Brief)
This electric bass guitar was made by Fender Musical Instrument Corp. in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1995. It is a reissue of the 1967 design with a three-tone sunburst finish. Leo Fender revolutionized the music world with his 1951 electric Precision Bass, and guitarist Monk Montgomery is credited with making the instrument a musical sensation. Although there were earlier stand-up electric basses, the "P Bass" was the first to be played like a standard guitar. It was also the first guitar to have the distinctive double cutaways.
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Object Name
date made
Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
overall: 13 1/4 in x 45 1/2 in; 33.655 cm x 115.57 cm
overall: 46 in x 13 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 116.84 cm x 33.655 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
United States: Arizona, Scottsdale
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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