The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Read more.
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Weight : 9lbs 6.0oz
Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.
The Precision Bass®, the world's first electric bass, represents one of the most important developments in music history. For the first time, bass players had access to a portable, precisely intonated, amplified instrument. As stated by the legendary Quincy Jones, the Fender bass was “…the one technological breakthrough that changed music forever.”
Although it initially shared many design cues with the Telecaster®, such as an oversized Tele® headstock, slab body and chrome control plate, by 1954, the P-Bass® had been updated with the same sweeping curves and contoured edges of the newly launched Stratocaster®. The American Vintage II 1954 Precision Bass reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original and is offered in two colors over ash: Vintage Blonde and 2-Color Sunburst mated to a single-ply white pickguard.
Other key features include a substantial '54 "C"-shape maple neck with a 7.25" radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. The Pure Vintage 2-saddle bridge with fiber saddles, reverse open-gear tuners, finger rest and '54 Single-Coil Precision Bass® pickup deliver classic Fender thump and style.
The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends
SERIES: American Vintage II
COLOR: Vintage Blonde
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
HEADSTOCK: Original Precision Bass® Shape
NECK MATERIAL: 1-Piece Maple
NECK FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE: 1954 "C"
NECK CONSTRUCTION: 4-Bolt
FINGERBOARD RADIO: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
SIDE DOTS: Black
NUMBER OF FRETS: 20
TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
TRUSS ROD NUT: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
STRING NUT: Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.70" (43.2 mm)
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
BRIDGE: Pure Vintage 2-Saddle Precision Bass® with Fiber Saddles, Serialized
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
BRIDGE MOUNTING: 3-Screw Vintage-Style Hard-Tail
PICKGUARD: 1-Ply Parchment
PICKUP COVERS: Black
CONTROL KNOBS: Knurled Dome
HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
TUNING MACHINES: Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear
STRING TREES: Vintage-Style Disc
STRINGS: Fender® USA 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound (.045-.100 Gauges), PN 0739050403
NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt
STRAP BUTTONS: Vintage-Style
MIDDLE PICKUP: Pure Vintage '54 Single-Coil Precision®
PICKUP CONFIGURATION: S
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone