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Classic tonality, custom-designed appointments, premiere craftsmanship, and impeccable electronics.
This exclusive Fender 1950s Heavy Relic Precision Bass combines classic tonality, custom-designed appointments, premiere craftsmanship, and impeccable electronics to produce the undeniable Fender P Bass sound that made the electric bass guitar what it is today. Designed originally by Leo Fender and brought to market in 1951, the Precision Bass was the first to earn widespread attention and use. Today, the Fender Precision Bass is still revered as an essential instrument, and has stood the test of time, becoming a true American legend in the process.
This 1950s Precision Bass Guitar has a relic finish with vintage electronics and other desirable features. The thin lacquer finish gives the Fender bass a worn, and rugged look, while exposing the bottom colors. It shows heavy arm and edge wear, as well as scrapes and dings. The body is composed of a 2-piece ash construction, with a 3-bolt neck design. The vintage chrome plating also has the relic treatment, still giving it shine, but worn to look like it has been on the road for years. The chrome bridge, bone nut, medium jumbo frets, and custom Madagascar rosewood fretboard offers lasting sustain and unparalleled clarity. The J-bass U-neck shape and 9.5" radius offers comfort when dancing across the fretboard, and the nickel tuners keep the bass in key. Other appointments on the Fender Heavy Relic P-Bass include block inlays, standard chrome bridge, white pearl pickguard, and Relic P-Bass bridge and neck pickups. Dressed in a vintage thin lacquer finish, the electric bass's covering will get better with age.
This 1950s P bass has been given Fender Custom Shop's Relic treatment, which shows natural wear and tear of years of heavy use, nicks, scratches, worn finish rusty hardware and aged plastic parts. Fender Custom Shop wants its instruments to feel like they had been played every night for 40 years. In the end, these Relic-treated guitars and basses end up being not a tribute to any famous guitarist, but a tribute to the instrument itself.
Since 1987, the Fender Custom Shop has been a "dream factory," producing guitars that are to playing what Ferraris are to driving. The skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, Calif., Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making instruments that range from the fine to the fantastic. Whether it's building a new custom axe from the ground up or modifying an existing one, the Fender Custom Shop excels with the joy they draw on in producing rock 'n' roll works of art.
Fender Custom Shop instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest players. Now, Fender basses made by these master craftsmen can be yours.