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History SZ-P2M P Bass Medium Scale 32" Candy Apple Red w/ Matching Headstock, Japan


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Up for sale, a History SZ-P2M electric bass guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Produced in Japan at the Fujigen factory and rarely seen outside its country of origin, this medium scale P Bass features a gloss Candy Apple Red finish with matching headstock, basswood body, maple neck, and thick slab rosewood fretboard. The bass has a smooth and balanced acoustic tone, and the split coil P-style pickup delivers bold and punchy low end, sweet midrange character, and ideal top end articulation. Particularly lightweight at 7lbs 9oz, this History bass has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with roundwound 45-105 strings and dialed in for comfortable action and accurate intonation. The one-piece maple neck has a slender C shaped profile carve with modest shoulder, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .975" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features dot inlay and stock medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have good height and meat, with light uniform wear on the crowns of frets 1-7, and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The bass plays cleanly up the 32" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The fretboard has a modern 9 1/2" radius, and the nut measures 1 9/16" in width. On the matching Candy Apple Red headstock, the stock chrome Gotoh tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch well. The traditional electronics work as they should, with the stock pickup wired to Master Volume and Tone controls with knurled metal knobs. The original three-ply mint pickguard pairs well with the gloss Candy Apple Red finish, and the hardware shows just a hint of surface patina. Cosmetic wear includes pick scuffing across the guard, some small dings and marks clustered on the lower bout body edge and bass side horn, and a few faint scratches in the clear coat of the gloss. The neck profile sports a gloss finish with a few minor marks in the lower registers that are not distracting to the palm. The original History gigbag is included.