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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...Read More

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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 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.

Simplicity equals perfection.

  • Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: 4-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Pickups
  • 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
  • Fretboard
  • 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:
  • Body
  • Style: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Transparent
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Open-geared
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Certificate of authenticity

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


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Much craftmanship went into the instrument


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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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