I got to play one of these last night, just for a few minutes. It's a Fender Deluxe Precision Bass Special. One of the less pricy Made-In-America Fenders (retailing for around US$700 right now). At the moment I don't see a sunburst finish available where I got this pic, but the one I played last night had a sunburst finish.
I have to say I don't really care for the gold anodized pickguard. It looks more like a very light beige in person, and I've never really been a huge fan of beige. If I were to plunk down the penies for this bass, I'd probably replace the pickguard with a tort one, or else some custom design.
The action on this one was SICK! I mean, it had the narrow-guage strings and they couldn't have been more than a milimeter from the frets. Although the guy who owns the bass said it had a buzzing problem, I didn't hear a buzz at all. Of course, he could've meant me...
Knobs turned nicely and pots were nice and responsive. As always with Fender Precisions, its balance and weight were just about perfect for me. Everything I could want from a four-stringer with a rosewood board. Bottom line, this is one beautiful piece of equippage! If I could get away with it, I'd definitely drop the cash for a used one, in good enough condition.