EBay currently has this 1958 P-bass for auction. The description says it's 100 percent original except for a hand-carved bone nut. The bass features a maple neck and fingerboard with a soft "V" shape, not quite as sharp a "V" as the earlier years, but not quite the more modern "C" shape. The body is alder. Overall weight is just over 8.5 pounds. The electronics and finish are all original. This is a sixty year-old instrument that has been played and has the patina that shows it. It's not a museum piece. One of the telltale signs of a great instrument is that it has been played. Sometimes, not always, the most perfect specimens of vintage instruments are the ones that didn't play well to begin with. They got locked away in a case, in the closet and never came out to play. This one has been played and enjoyed.
This exemplar is available with a replacement tweed case at a current price of $20,999.Recommended