The Fender American Original ‘50s Precision Bass, seen here in an old-school White Blonde, gives you the awesome experience of a legendary ‘50s P bass but with some great modern features.
The Iconic Bass of the 1950s
In the beginning, we had the double bass. However, as bands got louder, the need for the bass to be amplified heightened and with it being as large as it was – the double bass was not very practical on stage.
Enter the electric bass, and by far the most popular of which – the Fender Precision Bass. When Fender released the precision bass in 1951 they changed the world of music forever.
Playing bass became easier than ever with its relatively small and elegant body design allowing for a lot more performance potential and the onboard pickup ensuring the bass can boom in any band.
With the Fender American Original ‘50s Precision Bass, this ground-breaking instrument returns with its true original-era sound and style but with modern playability enhancements.
Fender American Original ‘50s Precision Bass Key Features:
- Ash Body with Lacquer Finish
- Single Pure Vintage ‘58 Split-Coil P Bass Pickup
- Thick “C”-Shaped Neck Profile; 9.5”-Radius Fingerboard
- Vintage-Style Hardware; Four-Saddle Bridge
- Includes Vintage-Style Hardshell Case
Crafting the American Original ‘50s Precision Bass
Ash has been used to craft the iconic shape of the American Original ‘50s Precision Bass, with its distinctive double cutaway allowing for easy reach of the higher frets.
Attached to the body, you’ll find a Maple neck with a thick “C” shape profile which gives you a substantial yet comfortable grip with your fretting hand. A Maple fretboard with vintage tall frets give you that classic playing feel while its 9.5” radius is more modern and familiar.
The body is finished in a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer which allows the P bass to breathe with a natural resonance with the lacquer ageing in an aesthetically pleasing way over time too.
Vintage-Style Hardware and Electronics
On the body of the American Original ‘50s Precision Bass, you’ll find a 4-saddle vintage style bridge with threaded steel saddles and at the headstock there are Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear tuning machines, working together to keep your strings perfectly in tune while adding some authentic vintage flair.
Giving the American Original 50s P Bass its classic sound is a Pure Vintage ’58 P Bass split-coil pickup that is as period-correct as possible.
From its enamel-coated coil wire and cloth-covered output wires to the fibre bobbins and Alnico 5 magnets, this pickup gives you the powerful punch that has been so influential on the sound of modern music.
Includes Vintage Style Tweed Case
In keeping with the vintage theme, the American Original ‘50s Precision Bass comes complete with a vintage style tweed case – the perfect way to store your bass guitar and protect it on your way to gigs.
With its authentic, vintage-style hardware, original-era body radii and incredible electronics, buy the Fender American Original ‘60s Precision Bass to get the incredible experience of playing an iconic bass guitar that made Fender the foundation of modern music.
Fender American Original ‘50s Precision Bass in White Blonde Specs:
- Body Material: Ash
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Body Shape: Precision Bass
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Shape: Thick “C”
- Fingerboard Material: Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fret Size: Vintage Tall
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.73" (44mm)
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
- Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
- Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage ’58 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Configuration: Split Single-Coil
- Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Reverse Open Gear
- Pickguard: Gold Anodised Aluminium
- Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
- Neck Mounting: 4-Bolt
- Case/Gig Bag: Vintage Tweed Case
- Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
|Case Included||hard case|
|Nut Width||1.73" (44mm)|
|Pickup Config||1 x split coil|
|Number Of Strings||4 string|
|Body Material||ash body|
|Body Size||full size|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||precision style|
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