Fender Custom Shop ’63 P Bass, Journeyman Relic, Rosewood Fingerboard – Aged 3-Color Sunburst
MORE ABOUT ’63 P BASS® JOURNEYMAN RELIC®
The Precision Bass had rightly earned an indispensable place in popular music by 1963, found in the hands of the world’s top players on many a stage and in many a studio. Largely unchanged throughout the early 1960s, the Precision Bass remained unchallenged even when Fender’s new Jazz Bass® debuted in 1960. The Custom Shop ’63 Precision Bass features a two-piece select alder body with a Journeyman Relic lacquer finish. The quartersawn maple neck has a ’60s-style “oval C” profile, 7.25”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and 20 medium jumbo (6150) frets.
The Custom Shop hand-wound ’62 Precision Bass pickup is wound to spec and yields a proper vintage-correct low-end thump, with vintage wiring and master volume and tone controls. Other features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, four-saddle vintage-style bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and disc string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap,and certificate of authenticity.
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.
Used but not abused.
Handed down or changed hands through the years, but mostly played around the house, with the occasional jam session or weekend gig. Has been well taken care of over the years but has finish checking, some “friendly” down-to-the-wood nicks and dings, dullish hardware, and moderate playing wear—a very lucky find.
Model Name:’63 P Bass® Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged 3-Color Sunburst
Color:Aged 3-Color Sunburst
Body Shape:Precision Bass®
Body Material:2-Piece Select Alder
Neck Material:Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape:1960 P-Bass Oval “C”
Scale Length:34″ (86.36 cm)
Fingerboard Radius:7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets:20
Fret Size:Medium Jumbo
Nut Width:1.75″ (44.45 mm)
Neck Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Position Inlays:Vintage Clay Dot
Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’62 Precision Bass®
Tuning Machines:Vintage Style
Pickguard:4-Ply Brown Shell
Control Knobs:Knurled Chrome
Strings:Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.