Few companies can honestly claim to have changed the world like Fender did when they created the Precision Bass in 1951. The Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster have certainly earned their place in music history amongst guitar players, but ask any bass player and they'll tell you - the launch of the Fender Precision "P" Bass in 1951 changed everything. One look at the list of players who have used a P Bass will tell you all you need to know - James Jamerson, Brian Wilson, Carol Kaye, John Entwistle, Roger Waters, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Sting, Paul Simonon....the list is endless!
Originally borrowing design cues like a "slab body" from the Telecaster, the P Bass featured two cutaways which provided excellent balance, so much so, the same body design was later used on the Stratocaster. One of the most important features of the P Bass was the scale length, which was set at 34" after much experimentation.
The American Original ‘50s Precision Bass updates the playability of this groundbreaking instrument while retaining the original sound and style that changed the world.
- 2 Tone Sunburst
- Alder body, gloss lacquer
- Maple neck, gloss nitro lacquer
- 1963 C neck carve
- Round-Lam Rosewood fingerboard
- 9.5" radius fingerboard
- 20 frets
- 1.73" bone nut
- 4 saddle vintage style bridge
- 4-Ply Brown Shell pickguard
- Pure Vintage Reverse Open-gear tuners
- Fender 7250M Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound strings, Long Scale, (.045-.105 Gauges)
- Fender Pure Vintage '63 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup
- Master Volume, Master Tone
- Black Hardshell Case