If you're a bass player with a yen for a vintage P-Bass but wishing they weren't so expensive, here is a great alternative. The Fender Custom Shop has created a time capsule version of a 1964 Precision Bass that has the look, feel, and sound of a treasured vintage model. Check out more details below.
Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this P-Bass is playing like buttah and sounding like heaven. Comes with a Custom Shop hard shell case, of course. Don't sleep on this one, it's a good'un.
New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the ’64 Precision Bass Relic. Nearly 70 years after its groundbreaking (and ground shaking) predecessor, the instrument is loaded with looks, sound and vibe that expertly evoke the Precision Bass during one of music’s most monumental years.
Its two-piece select alder body wears a Relic lacquer finish in Bleached Three-Color Sunburst, Aged Vintage White and Aged Lake Placid Blue. From the finish checking that covers the body to every last ding, dent and scar from bridge to headstock, this treatment imparts authentically worn-in look and feel and tells a story of a bass that has experienced many years of regular use in clubs and bars.
The quartersawn maple neck has a classic ’60s-style Oval “C” profile, topped by a 7.25”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo (6150) frets and a bone nut. The bass’s single Custom Shop hand-wound '62 Precision Bass split-coil pickup is wound to period-correct specs that deliver warm lows and punchy midrange. Other premium features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, vintage wiring, four-saddle vintage-style bridge, vintage-style tuners, disc string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Vintage-Style Nickel Relic Tuners
1.75" Bone Nut
Quarter-Sawn Maple Neck with 34" Scale Length
Unfinished Back of Neck with Strap Button
Neck Depth .79" at First Fret and .99" at Twelfth Fret
20 Medium Jumbo (6150) Frets
AAA Rosewood Fingerboard with Vintage Clay Dots and 7.25" Radius
Custom Shop Hand-Wound '62 Precision Bass Pickup with Chrome Pickup Cover
Precision Bass Relic Bridge with Chrome Pickup Cover
Alder Body with Nitrocellulose Lacquer Aged Lake Placid Blue Finish
Weight 8 lb 12 oz
Custom Shop Black Tolex Hard Shell Case
Serial Number CZ564724