1976 Precision back from the dead

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RevolutionsRevolutions Frets: 326
I picked up an old Precision that had seen better days, including being routed for right-handed playing, crap filler job & house paint.
From this:




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  • ToneControlToneControl Frets: 12077
    drumroll.....
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  • RevolutionsRevolutions Frets: 326
    edited June 10
    The neck was pretty gnarly, but totally usable, so focused on the body. I was going to strip it & look at sanding flat the filler until I spoke to refinisher who said they could also do a repair, so to send as-is.

    Top sanded:


    An incredible job with an infill piece to this:

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  • RevolutionsRevolutions Frets: 326
    After a few months' wait, got the body back last week.

    I give you a completely not era correct nitro finish in faded OLY.

    Absolutely thrilled with how this has turned out. My very own 70s Brian Wilson p bass.


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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 14725
    The pickguard needs to discolour to more closely resemble the off-white paint.

    Four-ply tort would look nice. Period-correct black/white/black might be a bit too Sidney Viscious.
    You say, atom bomb. I say, tin of corned beef.
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  • WazmeisterWazmeister Frets: 9688
    Lovely job, thanks for saving it and sharing.
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  • ElectricXIIElectricXII Frets: 1196
    Nice. Almost makes me want to play bass again!
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  • John_PJohn_P Frets: 2756
    Looks brilliant!    Well done
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  • RevolutionsRevolutions Frets: 326
    The pickguard needs to discolour to more closely resemble the off-white paint.
    That’s an off-white guard. The paint is pretty heavily yellowed  =)
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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 12704
    Love the off-white guard. Looks 'right' to me... far nicer than corned beef or black IMHO. Plus white plastics don't age the way that the aftermarket "aged" stuff looks - and doesn't age uniformly. 

    Great save. :-)
    Never Ever Bloody Anything Ever.

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  • ReggaebassReggaebass Frets: 65
    Really nice job there, especially the infill piece to cover the cavity, great project 
    Riddim up
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 72973
    edited June 11
    I'm with Funkfingers - it needs a B/W/B guard, both for historical accuracy and just because that combination looks great...

    But it's a very nice job as it is, so if that's how you want it, ignore me .

    It does baffle me why anyone would go to all the trouble of converting a left-handed P-Bass to right-handed, when a right-handed P is probably the single most common model of bass ever made, but there's no accounting for some people!

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Only two things are infinite - the universe, and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

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  • SupportactSupportact Frets: 1062
    That looks cracking. 
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  • RevolutionsRevolutions Frets: 326
    ICBM said:
    I'm with Funkfingers - it needs a B/W/B guard, both for historical accuracy and just because that combination looks great...
    That was my original idea. I’ve put black guards on almost everything over the years, so I’m kinda over that look. Nitro isn’t era correct, and I think white on white looks great on a bass  B)
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  • BowksBowks Frets: 416
    Great looking bass and impressive work from all those involved in the reanimating of this instrument!
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  • JfingersJfingers Frets: 397
    I love the look of it and also congratulate all concerned, it's just that any pics of left handed guitars make me feel like I'm about to have a stroke.

    It's not you, it's me.
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  • KDSKDS Frets: 222
    Yh that’s brilliant job
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  • RevolutionsRevolutions Frets: 326
    Jfingers said:
    I love the look of it and also congratulate all concerned, it's just that any pics of left handed guitars make me feel like I'm about to have a stroke.

    It's not you, it's me.
    You should probably get that affliction looked at.
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