Fig. 1 One of the nicest Fender Precision Basses I’ve ever seen—a 1955 model—was in my shop recently for a trussrod repair. The neck was badly upbowed, with a broken adjusting nut that had been glued in place with “Gorilla Glue”! Next month I’ll detail the neck repairs necessary to get this beauty back onstage; this month, however, I thought you might appreciate a close-up view of this very rare axe (leaning against an equally rare ’52 Fender Deluxe). So, I’m cutting the gab and showing the slab.