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Fender American Performer Precision Bass, Maple, Penny

Introduced in 1951, the Fender Precision is the instrument that many consider to be the first widely accepted, and played, electric bass. Quickly becoming a firm favourite with its superb playability and iconic tone, history has seen the P Bass become well established within all genres. As part of Fender's American Performer range - a collection of well made American models with accessible price tags - the American Performer Precision Bass updates the original design, and in doing so creates an authentic looking, but modern and extremely playable instrument.

Staying true to the original aesthetic, the wonderfully resonant Alder body feels tight and comfortable, while the eye-catching and robust Penny urethane finish ensures that the guitar not only looks fantastic, but is also fully prepared for both the rigours of the road, and years of ownership. The comfortable Modern “C” shaped Maple neck is finished in a smooth but tough satin urethane, which is perfectly complimented by the 9.5" radius Maple fingerboard; 20 jumbo frets further add to the instrument's positive and highly playable feel.

Handcrafted in Corona, USA, the Yosemite pickups (split-coil P Bass in the middle and single-coil Jazz Bass in the bridge) have been specifically voiced for each position, and their classic fat and punchy growl will have even the most fervent P Bass aficionado smiling. Sonic versatility is further enhanced by Fender's excellent Greasebucket Tone System - a unique Fender design which allows treble cut without loss of gain or low end grunt.

Other features include Fender® "F" Light-Weight Tapered Shaft tuners, 4-Saddle Vintage-Style bridge, and fine detailing such as the 3-Ply pickguard, synthetic bone nut, and classic dot inlays.


  • Alder body
  • Yosemite split-coil P Bass middle pickup; Yosemite single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup
  • Greasebucket tone system
  • “Modern C”-shaped neck with 9.5”-radius fingerboard; 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • Tapered-shaft tuning machines; silver ‘70s logo

  • Born in Corona, California, the American Performer Precision Bass delivers the exceptional tone and feel you expect from an authentic Fender—along with new, player-oriented features that make it even more inspiring to play.

    • American Performer Precision Bass®
    • Series: American Performer
    • Body Material: Alder
    • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane, Satin Polyurethane (302)
    • Neck: Maple, Modern “C”
    • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
    • Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)
    • Frets: 20, Jumbo
    • Position Inlays: Black Dots (Maple), White Dots (Rosewood)
    • Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.625” (41.3 mm)
    • Tuning Machines:
    • Fender® Shafts
    • Part # Description UPC Code
    • 0198600300
    • “F” Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered
    • Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
    • Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style with Steel Saddles
    • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
    • Pickups:
    • Yosemite split-coil P Bass middle pickup; Yosemite single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup
    • Controls:
    • Volume GreasebucketTM 1. (Middle Tone Pickup), Circuit Volume (Rolls 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master
    • Off Highs without Adding Bass)
    • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
    • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
    • Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
    • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag