1 Wade H 3 months ago My dear wife spent the last two months scouring the universe (actually just the local Craigslist and eBay), for the right bass guitar, as a birthday gift for me. She found this 1994 Fender Standard Precision Bass, with an SKB hard case, for sale. I was astounded by her consideration and effort, to make my 59th birthday memorable. She didn't feel comfortable buying it on her own, for a couple of obvious reasons. Craigslist deals can be a bit shady, even if she met him in a public place. She also didn't trust her ability to make sure that it was a sound instrument.So yesterday, I drove over to the fellows house, an hour drive away, and met with him. The bass was advertised as being in "near mint condition", and of course I was skeptical. Well Holly Cow! It was a beautiful example of a near mint condition, 25 years old instrument. It was super clean, no nicks or scratches, but showed an age appropriate patina on the wood screws.The bass was bought by the seller, from an estate sale. He gave me the receipt from the sale, dated just under 4 years ago. It had apparently been bought new by the original owner, and stored in the closet for over 20 years, virtually unplayed. Something in the original case had outgassed, and caused a hazy film to form over the finish. It was cleaned off, with with regular guitar cleaner/polish, reveiling a beautiful finish underneath. I don't have the pictures, but I saw before and after photos, of how it was before and after being cleaned up. The seller passed it on to me, for the same price he had paid for it, which was more than fair. It's a very nice instrument, and has that iconic Precision Bass sound. It has a one piece Ash body, Maple neck and Rosewood fretboard. It's a different color sunburst than my 2017 Stratocaster, much lighter, but very pretty. It has a new set of D'Addario Chrome Flatwounds on it, that are a bit too stiff for my liking. I like the slick feel, but not the high tension of the Chromes. I'll play it for a while, as is, to build up some finger strength, and then put a good set of rounds on it.