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Fender Custom Shop 1959 P Bass Relic Guitar

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The Fender Precision Bass from 1959 is among the most treasured electric basses in history. It being the first year the rosewood fingerboard was intr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Simplicity equals perfection.

The Fender Precision Bass from 1959 is among the most treasured electric basses in history. It being the first year the rosewood fingerboard was introduced on the quarter-sawn maple neck, this faithful reissue includes that feature. This alder body beauty has a nitrocellulose lacquer finish, which has additionally received the relic treatment, giving the instrument the look and vibe of a well-loved companion.

The essential 1959 appointments are all there; the ashtray bridge cover over the vintage bridge, the pickup cover and the grab bar. The gold pickguard, split single coil pickup, single volume and tone knobs and the open-geared tuning pegs will excite a primal attraction in any bassist who appreciates the simple perfection of the 1959 design.

Shape: C
Wood: Maple
Neck joint: 4-Bolt
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Nitrocellulose

Active or passive: Passive
Configuration: Split single-coil
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Single-coil
Bridge: Not applicable
Brand: Fender
Series or parallel: Parallel
Active preamp: Not applicable
Special electronics: Not applicable

Material: Rosewood
Radius: 7.25"
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Dot
Nut material: Bone
Nut width: 1.75" (44.5mm)
Neck width at 12 fret:

Style: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Alder
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Transparent
Orientation: Right handed

Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: Not applicable
Tone switching: No
Special switching: Not applicable

Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Open-geared
Color: Chrome

Number of strings: 4
Pickguard: Yes
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
Country of origin: USA

Order today and own a bass you'll treasure a lifetime.


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Much craftmanship went into the instrument

By Mo' Cowbell

from Taos, NM

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Has great relic work
  • Solid Electronics


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      Comments about Fender Custom Shop 1959 P Bass Relic Guitar:

      In the sense of a typical Fender bass, the notes are nearly dead at the 6th and 7th frets on the G string. Mind you, this bass does come with new Fender Round Wound strings and that can't be the issue. The bass is visually well made, has a "slab" rosewood fingerboard that is sought-after in a bass like this. Sounds like a P-bass through the amp, light weight and resonant. Perhaps a Master Built Fender craftsman could get it right?

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