Fender American Original '50s Precision Bass

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 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.


Alder body with lacquer finish
Single Pure Vintage 58 split-coil P Bass pickup
Thick C-shaped neck profile; 9.5-radius fingerboard
Vintage-style hardware; four-saddle bridge
Includes vintage-style hardshell case

Fender American Original '50s Precision Bass

Fender American Original '50s Precision Bass

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Features

  • LACQUER FINISH
  • PURE VINTAGE 58 P BASS PICKUPS
  • THICK C NECK SHAPE
  • VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII
  • VINTAGE-CORRECT HARDWARE

General

Model Name
Fender American Original '50s Precision Bass, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst
Model Number
0190102803
UPC
885978821556
Series
American Original
Color
2-Color Sunburst

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Vintage Tweed Case

Body

Body Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material
Alder
Body Shape
Precision Bass

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size
Vintage Tall
Neck Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Mounting
4-Bolt
Neck Plate
4-Bolt
Neck Shape
Thick "C"
Number of Frets
20
Nut Material
Bone
Nut Width
1.73" (44 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dots
Truss Rod
Vintage-Style Heel Adjust

Electronics

Pickup Configuration
Split Single-Coil
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Middle Pickup
Pure Vintage '58 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Pickup Switching
None

Hardware

Bridge
4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
Control Knobs
Knurled Dome
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
Gold Anodized Aluminum

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)