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The ground wire route underneath the bridge became round. Antigua finish was available.

Other 1977 Precision bass characteristics: Smaller headstock decal including serial number usually beginning with an "S7" and applied under the finish. For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's neck butt, pickup and pot codes. Schaller "open back" Fender name imprinted clover tuners with an ® mark and no rivet, curved rosewood fretboard or one piece maple neck with skunk stripe, fretless option, pearloid or black plastic dot fret markers, medium jumbo fret wire, neck butt date etc. ink stamps, extra hole on neck butt for hanging while painting, black plastic neck plate gasket under F Series neck plate with no serial number, neck pocket paint stick etc., extra hole in neck pocket for hanging while painting, black/white/black/white/black vinyl pickguard, metal foil ground shielding on pickguard horn underside, thumbrest above E string, date ink stamped grey bobbin pickups, ground shield under pickups, chrome pickup cover and bridge cover with foam rubber string mute, CTS potentiometers, round yellow tone capacitor, plastic wiring, single groove bridge saddles, black tolex case with silver plastic logo and orange or rust interior or rectangular plastic case with rust interior.