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