Few companies can honestly claim to have changed the world like we did when we 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 nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way. American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce authentic Fender sound and the vintage-correct hardware is just like the original, from the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of hardware!
Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals. This Precision Bass features a thick “C”-shaped neck profile delivered straight from the ‘50s to your hands and the 9.5”-radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style 7.25” radius, providing a comfortable fret-hand feel. Vintage-tall frets also make it easier to add vibrato to your basslines. Remarkably comfortable, it suits any playing style.