Fender American Original '60s Precision Bass

Fender American Original '60s Precision Bass

Fender American Original '60s Precision Bass

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By the 1960s, the Precision Bass was the workhorse electric bass; from the clubs of Detroit to the beaches of Southern California, its tone laid the foundation for modern music. The American Original ‘60s Precision Bass has all of the features with which the P Bass conquered the world of music—elegantly simple, its sound, style and comfort are joined by modern playability.

The Pure Vintage ’63 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. The thick “1963 C”-shaped neck profile gracefully fills the fret hand, while the 9.5”-radius fingerboard will feel familiar to any player. 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.

An updated take on the instrument that created the pop culture soundtrack of the 20th century, the American Original ‘60s Precision Bass is the best way to get original-era sound and style with today’s feel.

 

Alder body with lacquer finish

Single Pure Vintage ‘63 split-coil P Bass pickup

Thick “1963 C”-shaped neck profile; 9.5”-radius fingerboard

Vintage-style hardware; four-saddle bridge

Includes vintage-style hardshell case

 

Features

  • LACQUER FINISH
  • PURE VINTAGE ‘63 PICKUPS
  • “’63 P BASS®” NECK SHAPE
  • VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII
  • VINTAGE-CORRECT HARDWARE

General

Model Name
Fender American Original '60s Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Surf Green
Model Number
0190120857
UPC
885978290925
Series
American Original
Color
Surf Green

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Black Hardshell

Body

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

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size
Vintage Tall
Neck Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Plate
4-Bolt
Neck Shape
"1963 C"
Number of Frets
20
Nut Material
Bone
Nut Width
1.73" (44 mm)
Position Inlays
Clay Dot
Truss Rod
Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut
Vintage-Style Slotted

Electronics

Pickup Configuration
Split Single Coil
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Middle Pickup
Pure Vintage '63 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass®
Pickup Switching
None

Hardware

Bridge
4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
Control Knobs
Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Tuning Machines
Pure Vintage Reverse Open-gear

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender® 7250M Nickel-Plated Steel Roundwound, Long Scale, .045-.105 (Model No. 0737250406)