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Fender Custom Shop 1958 Precision Bass Heavy Relic Aged Black (579)

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.

Body: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Lacquer
Body Shape: Precision Bass
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: 1957 Soft "V"
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 Mm)
Fingerboard Material: 1-Piece Maple Neck
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
Side Dots: Black
Number Of Frets: 20
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 Mm)
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '57 Precision Bass®
Pickup Configuration: H
Controls: Volume, Tone