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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
date made
1995
maker
Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
Measurements
overall: 13 1/4 in x 45 1/2 in; 33.655 cm x 115.57 cm
place made
United States: Arizona, Scottsdale
ID Number
1995.0186.02
accession number
1995.0186
catalog number
1995.0186.02
subject
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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