The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. 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 Body Material: Ash Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck: 1-Piece Maple, 1954 "C" Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" (184.1 mm) Frets: 20, Vintage Tall Position Inlays: Black Dot Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.70" (43.2 mm) Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm) Bridge: Pure Vintage 2-Saddle Precision Bass® with Fiber Saddles, Serialized Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment Pickups: Pure Vintage '54 Single-Coil Precision® (Middle) Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone Control Knobs: Knurled Dome Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Strings: Fender® USA 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound (.045-.100 Gauges), PN 0739050403 Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Tweed (Crushed Red Interior)