Few companies can honestly claim to have changed the world like Fender did when they created the Precision Bass in 1951. By making playing bass easily accessible, it helped musicians find their creative voice and create new forms of music. The American Original '50s Precision Bass updates the playability of this groundbreaking instrument while retaining the original sound and style that changed the world.
The Pure Vintage '58 P Bass split-coil pickup is as period-correct as possible, from the enamel-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. There's no mistaking the powerful punch of this pickup that helped shape the sound of modern music. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware – including a four-saddle vintage-style bridge – vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood “breathe” naturally with resonant tone, it also wears in a distinctively appealing way.
Representing a fundamental shift in musical possibilities, the American Original '50s Precision Bass is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender the foundation of modern music.
Fender American Original '50s Precision Bass® Specifications:
Series: American Original
Body Material: Alder (803), Ash (801)
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck: Maple, Thick “C”
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 20, Vintage Tall
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.73” (44 mm)
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Reverse Open-gear
Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
Pickguard: Gold Anodized Aluminum
Pickups: Pure Vintage ‘58 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Vintage Tweed Case
Weight: 25.95 lbs
Dimensions (LxWxH): 51.5" x 17" x 6"