Fender Custom Shop ’58 P Bass Heavy Relic, Maple Neck, Aged Violin Burst
Everything as it should – that’s an easy way to describe these basses. The 57 Soft “V” provides the perfect amount of heft without feeling too bulky. You can never go wrong with a 57 hand wound pickup to provide a strong fundamental without too much bite. These basses represent the evolution into the modern P Bass while still giving a nod to the early 50’s. – Anthony
(Note – These basses are NOT our Empire 58 models. These are 2022 Fender Custom Shop Collection models in colors exclusive to Empire Music. The major differences are the 57 Handwound Pickups, a 57 Soft V Neck Profile, and non-roasted bodies and necks. Please contact us with any further questions)
By 1958, changes implemented the previous year to the new-and-improved Precision Bass® as we know it today had fully taken hold. This period saw the debut of the Three-color Sunburst finish, the Strat-style headstock, the one-piece gold anodized aluminum pickguard, the split-coil pickup and the top-mount bridge (rather than through-body) with individual threaded steel saddles for better intonation and height adjustment. The ’58 Precision Bass Journeyman Relic recreates this historic bass as only the Fender Custom Shop can, with a few subtle custom appointments to enhance the playing experience. A two-piece select alder body wears a Heavy Relic lacquer finish like a road warrior that has weathered many a stage. The one-piece quartersawn maple neck features a 1957-style “soft V” profile, 9.5” fingerboard radius and 20 narrow tall (6105) frets.
A Custom Shop hand-wound ’57 Precision Bass pickup yields perfect vintage low-end thump, with master volume and tone controls and vintage wiring. Other features include a single-ply gold anodized pickguard, vintage-style bass bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and disk string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
The bass pictured is the actual bass that you will receive. It comes with Fender’s Factory Warranty and our 100% satisfaction guarantee! It will be professionally set up and ready to play before it leaves our store.
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