This historic Fender Precision Bass lay hidden underneath a bed for over 50 years – now it’s going up for auction

Trevor Parker's Fender Precision Bass
(Image credit: David Duggleby)

In this week’s edition of “Why you should always check to see if there are any hidden guitar gems lurking in your house”: A lost Fender Precision Bass, believed to be one of the first imported into the UK, is going up for auction.

The vintage bass guitar is set to be sold to the highest bidder later this week in England after laying dormant for more than half a century, having been stored away underneath its late owner’s bed since the 1960s.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.