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Fender American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass Rosewood Fingerboard - Black with Hard Shell Case

Fender American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black

Fender AVII 1960 Precision Bass: A True Classic Reborn

The Fender American Vintage II series offers a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that changed musical history. These instruments are built with period-accurate bodies, necks, and hardware, premium finishes, and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups. Each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone, ensuring that players experience the true spirit of vintage Fender instruments.

Iconic Design and Timeless Aesthetic

The late 50s to early 60s was a transformative period for the Precision Bass, introducing many new appointments that became synonymous with the P-Bass. By 1960, the design had evolved to feature a Strat-style headstock shape, comfort contours, pickguard-mounted electronics, and a 4-saddle bridge. The 1960 Precision Bass in the American Vintage II series embodies this refined, enduring aesthetic with its black finish and 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, making it a stunning addition to any collection.

Exceptional Craftsmanship and Period-Accurate Features

The American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass is crafted with a premium alder body and a substantial '60s "C" shape hard rock maple neck, paired with a 7.25" radius slab rosewood fingerboard. This combination reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original Precision Bass. The gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish on both the body and neck adds to the vintage authenticity and enhances the instrument's resonance and sustain.

Pure Vintage Tone with Modern Reliability

Equipped with a Pure Vintage '60 Split-Coil P-Bass pickup, this bass delivers the articulate, punchy tone that defined the sound of the '60s. The pickup configuration ensures that you can achieve the classic P-Bass sound with ease, while the vintage-style butt adjust truss rod and bone nut provide modern reliability and tuning stability. The bass also features Pure Vintage reverse open-gear tuning machines and a Pure Vintage 4-saddle bridge with threaded steel saddles for precise intonation and tuning.

Built for Players with a Fine Appreciation for Vintage Fender

The American Vintage II series is designed for players who have a deep appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel. Every detail, down to the last screw, is crafted with unmatched quality. These instruments are direct descendants of the original Fenders and are built to meet the demands of today’s working players. The included vintage-style brown case with an orange interior ensures your bass is protected in style.

Specifications:

Neck:

  • Headstock: Precision Bass
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 1960 "C"
  • Neck Construction: 4-Bolt
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Slab Rosewood
  • Position Inlays: Clay Dot
  • Side Dots: Vintage Clay
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.70" (43.2 mm)
  • Nut Material: Bone

Body:

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass

Hardware:

  • Bridge: Pure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
  • Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
  • Bridge Mounting: 5-Screw Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Pickup Covers: Black
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear
  • String Trees: Vintage-Style Disc
  • Strings: Fender USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style

Electronics:

  • Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '60 Split-Coil Precision
  • Pickup Configuration: Split Single-Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Switching: None

Case/Gig Bag:

  • Included: Vintage-Style Brown (Orange Interior)

This bass ships fully insured with signature required.