Since 1951, the Fender Precision bass has made its mark in practically every genre of music imaginable.
The Fender Custom Shop 1959 Relic Precision Bass pays tribute to the landmark Precision Basses that put Fender on the map in the studios and stages, with accurate detailing including electronics and hardware - from the split humbucking pickup to the vintage tuning machines and bridge. The chrome bridge and pickup covers were included to further the authenticity of this Custom Shop build.
In 1959, Fender added the Rosewood fingerboard and then the Tortoise shell pickguard to the Precision Bass. After the Rosewood slab board was added to the production of these basses, Fender decided to use up the remaining aluminum gold anodized pickguards before switching to the Tortoise Shell gards, waiting to be introduced. This very short period of time has become a highly collectable version of the Precision Bass, only lasting for a few months. This is the Custom Shop tribute to this highly collectable Precision Bass.
This beauty was USA Custom Shop made in 2008 and played ever since. It has a real lacquer finish on it, chrome pickup and bridge covers as the original 1959 Precision had, and the vintage style bridge and tuning machines as well. The wear on this bass is relic'd wear produced in the factory Custom Shop facility to appeal to the legions of vintage loving players by mimicking 70+ years of heavy gigging. This bass includes it's original vintage style hard shell plush lined case, owners manual and lacquer finish brochure.
*We are a FULL SERVICE shop, in business over 30 years, have a expert repair and Custom Modification department as well as an on-site Custom Shop for in-house mods and custom instrument builds. Guitar Villa, located in Bethlehem PA, is run by musicians, instrument and amp techs and we are here to help you with any product selection or use questions you may have. We can advise on the best value at any budget. We would be happy to give you an in-hand description of any item we list for sale. Contact us for all your questions or needs before and after the sale!