Fender Custom Shop ’58 P Bass® Heavy Relic®, Maple Neck – Vintage White
Pre-loved. Both Custom Shop basses were returned by a great collector.
MORE ABOUT ’58 P BASS® HEAVY RELIC®
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.
TIME MACHINE SERIES
Our shrine to the heritage and legacy of those pioneers who made us what we are today. The Fender Custom Shop reached new heights of craftsmanship with its acclaimed Time Machine series—artfully “relic-ed” guitars and basses that revolutionized the entire concept of “reissue” instruments. The Custom Shop has since ventured even higher by crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and tooling used to create the originals all those years ago.
Hard-fought wear and tear.
The heaviest of the Custom Shop relic treatments, designed to evoke decades of the most punishing play and touring. From serious dinging and wear to intensely discolored hardware and finish, the true battle-hardened workhorse of the Custom Shop collection.
Model Name:’58 P Bass® Heavy Relic®, Maple Neck, Vintage White
Body Shape:Precision Bass®
Body Material:2-Piece Select Alder
Neck Material:1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape:1957 Soft “V”
Scale Length:34″ (86.36 cm)
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets:20
Fret Size:Narrow Tall (6105)
Nut Width:1.75″ (44.45 mm)
Neck Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Position Inlays:Micarta Black Dot
Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’57 Precision Bass®
Pickguard:1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
Control Knobs:Knurled Chrome
Strings:Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.