Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass

Few rock bassists are as closely identified with fretless bass as Tony Franklin. Acclaimed for his innumerable session credits and work with Roy Harper, the Firm, Blue Murder, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and others, Franklin is a devoted and longtime Precision artist and one of the finest modern exponents of the fretless version of the instrument. The Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass delivers his style and powerful elastic tone in a model with classic looks and personalized Franklin features including two specially voiced pickups, a drop-D E-string tuner and more.

Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass

Black, Ebony

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The names of few rock bassists have become more synonymous with fretless bass than that of session great Tony Franklin. Like the man who designed it, the Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass® guitar takes a classic instrument to a new level, with an alder body and modern C-shaped maple neck with an unfinished and unfretted ebony fingerboard with side dot position markers. Other features include vintage tuners, Hipshot® Bass Xtender drop-D tuner on the E string, and three-way pickguard switch that controls an American Series Precision Bass neck pickup and a Tony Franklin signature Jazz Bass® bridge pickup with hex-screw lugs and ceramic bar magnets.

Features

  • “P/J” Pickup Configuration with Franklin Bridge Pickup
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Fretless Ebony Fingerboard with No Fret Markers
  • Three-Way Blade Pickup Switch
  • Hipshot Drop-D Tuner

General

Model Name
Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass®, Ebony Fingerboard, Black
Model Number
0190085806
UPC
717669315801
Series
Artist
Color
Black

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Deluxe Black Hardshell (Black Interior)
Included Accessories
Deluxe Black Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable

Body

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

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size
Fretless
Neck Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Plate
4-Bolt with Artist Signature
Neck Shape
Modern "C"
Number of Frets
Fretless
Nut Material
Synthetic Bone
Nut Width
1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays
Side Dot
Truss Rod
Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Truss Rod Wrench
3/16" Hex (Allen)

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Tony Franklin Single-Coil Jazz Bass with Hex Screw Pole Pieces and Ceramic Bar Magnets
Pickup Configuration
SS
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Middle Pickup
Tony Franklin American Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Pickup Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Jazz Bass® Pickup. Position 2. Jazz Bass® and Precision Bass® Pickups. Position 3. Precision Bass® Pickup

Hardware

Bridge
4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Control Knobs
Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
3-Ply Black
Tuning Machines
Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear with Hipshot® Bass Xtender™ "Drop D" on the E String

Miscellaneous

Strings
Tony Franklin Signature Strings, NPS, (.045-.105 Gauges)