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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Precision Bass Journeyman Relic, 3-Tone Sunburst

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Overview by GAK

This stunning example of a Precision Bass has been skillfully crafted by Fender Custom Shop’s masteful luthiers. By combining the finest tonewoods & components available with a era-correct spec, this 1960 P-Bass encapsulates the best elements of vintage and modern.

Classic Feel & Sound

This Fender Custom Shop Precision Bass utilises one of the most desirable P-Bass iterations as its base - a 1959 model. This provides it with an unmistakably vintage character and feel - as if it were made during that golden era. Just like a classic Fender, this CS Precision Bass is a fantastic player, sporting a comfortable & robust Quarter Sawn Maple neck with a '60s P-Bass Oval C profile that feels superb in the hand. The neck is topped with a gorgeous AAA Rosewood fretboard, which is adorned with Vintage Upgrade 45085 frets.

With a vintage-correct Alder body as its tonal foundation, this Fender Precision Bass features a full-bodied, balanced tone with a slightly pronounced upper-midrange that enhances note clarity. The old-school nitrocellulose lacquer finish bolsters sustain & resonance whilst ageing beautifully as time goes on.

Authentic Vintage Look

Fender Custom Shop have given this 1960 Precision Bass their Journeyman Relic treatment. Every aspect of this bass, from the aged chrome hardware to the finish checks, has undergone a thorough and detailed process. The result is a bass that is imbued with the timeless look & feel of a vintage Fender that’s been well looked after throughout the decades, with some subtle wear that may have come from the occasional gig.

Classic P-Bass Tone

Equipped with a 59-62 split single-coil pickup, you can count on this bass to deliver the bold and punchy tone P Bass tone that has featured on so many iconic recordings.

Modern Reliability

Whilst you could easily mistake this Precision Bass for one that was created in the '60s based on its tone and aesthetic, its astounding reliability and world-class build mean you can always count on it to deliver on stage and in the studio. If you need a quintessential Fender bass tone that effortlessly finds its place in the mix and withstand the rigours of live performance, this rock-solid Custom Shop instrument is a fantastic solution.

Boasting a beautiful 3-Tone Sunburst finish, a AAA Rosewood fretboard and an authentically vintage tone at a price that’s a lot more attainable than a golden-era model - this jaw-dropping Fender Custom Shop Precision Bass is sure to be a standout in your collection.

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  • Body Wood: 2-piece Alder
  • Base Model: '59 P-Bass
  • Body Finish: Journeyman Relic, Nitrocellulose
  • Finish Colour: 3-Tone Sunburst
  • Neck Wood: Quarter Sawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: '60 P-Bass Oval "C"
  • Truss Rod: Bass Top Load
  • Mounting Style: 4 Bolt
  • Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Fret Size: Vintage Upgrade / 45085
  • Frets: 20
  • Face Dots: Micarta White - Wide Spacing
  • Nut: Blank Bone
  • Tuners: Vintage Bass, Relic
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: P/J Bass
  • Pickguard: 59 P-Bass, Mint Green
  • Pickup: 59-62 P-Bass w/ shield
  • Included: Fender Custom Shop P-Bass Tweed Case & Certificate of Authenticity


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