Fender Custom Shop 1960 Precision Bass Super Heavy Relic, Aged Olympic White over 3-Tone Sunburst
Overview by GAK
With its striking battle-hardened look, authentically vintage tone and smooth playability, this Fender Custom Shop Precision Bass is truly a standout instrument. Made by some of the world’s finest luthiers using hand-selected tonewoods and top-quality components, this P-Bass encapsulates the Custom Shop’s reputation as outstanding guitar builders.
Classic Feel & Sound
This Precision Bass uses a 1960 model as its basis, which gives it a truly golden era charm. At the heart of its period-correct spec is the two-piece Alder body, which delivers a balanced, full-bodied tone with a crisp note clarity. The thin nitrocellulose looks fantastic and improves the resonance of this P-Bass by allowing the wood to “breathe”.
The gorgeous quarter-sawn Roasted Maple neck features a comfortable '60 P-Bass Oval “C” profile, which gives it that classic workhorse feel. The neck is topped with a silky smooth AAA Dark Rosewood fretboard (which was specially selected for its particularly dark colour) and articulation boosting Jumbo 6100 frets.
Authentic Vintage Look
The distinctive look of this Fender Custom Shop P-Bass is one of its standout features, with an Aged Olympic White over a 3-Tone Sunburst finish. The way the finish is worn in places to reveal the Sunburst finish gives this P-Bass the endearing character of an instrument that’s withstood countless gigs. There’s no doubting that this bass has mojo. The worn-in aesthetic is largely due to the Super Heavy Relic treatment, a meticulous process that ages every aspect of this bass - from the satin-smooth neck that’s had its lacquer gradually over many decades to the heavily oxidised hardware.
Classic P-Bass Tone
Pulling off those quintessential Precision Bass couldn’t be easier with this Custom Shop instrument, as its potent 59 P-Bass pickup has that huge tone that effortlessly sits in a mix.
Put this Fender Custom Shop Precision Bass next to a vintage model and you’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference both aesthetically and sonically. This P-Bass has the advantage over an older one because it benefits from the Custom Shop’s world-class build quality, which makes it a far more reliable and road-worthy instrument. If the classic P-Bass tone that’s featured on a vast number of iconic records is what you’re searching for, this rock-solid Custom Shop model will deliver it whether you’re on stage or in the recording studio.
With its visually arresting Olympic White and 3-Tone Sunburst finish, beautiful AAA Rosewood fingerboard and proper golden era sound, this incredible Fender Custom Shop Precision Bass is guaranteed to be a highlight in your collection.
Weight - 8.88 lbs
- Body Wood: 2-piece Alder
- Base Model: '60 P-Bass
- Body Finish: Super Heavy Relic, Nitrocellulose
- Finish Colour: Aged Olympic White over 3-Tone Sunburst
- Neck Wood: Quarter Sawn Roasted Maple
- Neck Shape: '60 P-Bass Oval "C"
- Truss Rod: Bass Top Load
- Mounting Style: 4 Bolt
- Fingerboard: Soft For AAA Dark Rosewood
- Radius: 7.25"
- Fret Size: Jumbo / 6100
- Frets: 20
- Face Dots: Micarta White - Wide Spacing
- Nut: Blank Bone
- Tuners: Vintage Bass
- 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