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Fender '63 American Vintage Precision Electric Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard with Case, Sonic Blue

With authentic features like a C-shaped maple neck and comfortable round-laminated rosewood fretboard, this American Vintage '63 P Bass evokes the original. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Round laminated fingerboard Historic applique of rosewood fretboard
American Vintage '63 P Bass pickup Hum-canceling; iconic, period-correct bass tone
Maple neck with '63 C-shaped profile Comfortable and fast-feeling shape
Original Vintage P Bass bridge Vintage-accurate threaded stainless saddles
The Fender '63 American Vintage Precision bass is a modern release of Fender's renowned '63 P Bass -- nailing all aspects of the '63 model down to the minute details. With a slightly wider C-shaped neck, your Vintage Precision bass hosts pretty much all of the original features and comfortable playability of the '63 release -- plus a few new treats to boost your bottom-end boom. A brand new American Vintage '63 Precision bass split single-coil pickup brings you all tone and no hum, and the minimal no-nonsense simplicity of one pickup and one volume and tone knob will keep bringing on that straightforward and inimitable Fender tone. This P Bass also looks sharp with its shiny and durable American Vintage Bass bridge with threaded steel "barrel" saddles. Play this remake of a legend -- and relish in Fender's sought-after tone and magnetism.

When Vintage Gets Modern

Almost all of the original's facets have been analyzed and applied to the '63 American Vintage Precision bass. Throughout the '50s and into its '63 incarnation, the Precision's body, fretboard, and tonewood makeup have gone through changes and modifications to turn it into the marvel it is now recognized to be. The modern P Bass utilizes restored tooling dies, features the new American Vintage '63 Precision bass split single-coil pickup, and references the original version for the body's cut and comfortable feel. You'll immediately experience the rich history the '63 Vintage Precision has gone through to become a modern rendition of the original.

Wider Maple C-Shaped Neck

A wider neck means more playing room. Your bends and vibratos will feel more comfortable and less restricted with your Vintage Precision's slightly wider neck of a 7.25" radius. The maple bolt-on neck construction makes maintenance easier should you ever need to make repairs or adjustments far down the road. Although the tonal advantages and disadvantages are often debated, many bass players claim that the bolt-on construct makes for a "snappier" or "brighter" attack and tone. In addition, this axe's smooth action and playability are difficult to surpass. You'll hear a nice resonance and feel the ease of this bass's efficiency as your fingers experience the fruits of such a popular design.

Slick Hardware to Boot

Your new Fender axe sports Fender's new American Vintage '63 Precision bass split single-coil pickup. This baby really brings out that Precision bass "growl" so akin to Fender's sought-after tone and reverberation. You can even hear the depth and feel the sustain when you play this bass unplugged in a quiet setting. Your American Vintage bass bridge with threaded steel barrel saddles anchor your strings down confidently and provide lasting sustain and secure intonation. Added treats include the mounted chrome pickup and bridge covers. They look slick and attractive against the restful Precision-shaped body cut.

Features:

- Maple bolt-on C shaped neck
- Alder body material in comfortable Precision bass shape
- New American Vintage '63 Precision bass split single-coil pickup
- Rosewood fretboard of 20 frets with 7.25" radius
- Vintage-style sized frets
- Vintage-Style Heel Adjust truss rods
- American Vintage reverse open-gear tuners
- Shiny American Vintage bass bridge with threaded steel "barrel" saddles
- One volume and one tone knob
- Hardshell case included

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Fender products.
- Model Name: American Vintage '63 Precision Bass
- Series: American Vintage
- Body Shape: Precision Bass
- Neck Shape: C Shape
- Frets: 20
- Fret Size: Vintage-Style
- Position Inlays: Clay Dot
- Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
- Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
- Neck Material: Maple
- Nut Width: 1.74" (44.19 mm)
- Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
- Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
- Pickup Configuration: Split Single-Coil
- Middle Pickup: American Vintage '63 Precision Bass Split Single-Coil
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Bridge: American Vintage Bass with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
- String Nut: Bone
- Tuning Machines: American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Tuning Machines
- Strings: Fender USA 7250M, NPS, (.045, .065, .085, .105 Gauges)
- Unique Features:
- Mounted Chrome Pickup and Bridge Covers
- Lower Mounted Finger Rest
- Clay Colored Dot Position Inlays
- Auxiliary Strap Button on Back of Headstock
- Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome Flat-Top
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 18 x 7 in
Olympic White
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 18 x 7 in
Seminole Red
Shipping Weight: 27 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 17 x 6 in
Sonic Blue
Shipping Weight: 28 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 17 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

The Fender 1963 Precision Bass added the comfortable round-laminated rosewood fingerboard that offered a more comfortable design for players who wanted a better bass. The Fender American Vintage '63 Precision Bass evokes the original '63 P Bass with other authentic features including a slightly wider C-shaped maple neck, clay-colored dot fingerboard inlays, and American Vintage '63 split single-coil pickups for an incredible emulation of the original design.

Features:

- C Shape, Maple Neck
- 20 Fret, Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard
- American Vintage '63 Precision Bass Split Single-Coil Pickup
- American Vintage Bass Bridge with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
- American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Tuning Machines
- Other features include lower-mounted finger rest, flat-top knurled chrome control knobs, reverse tuners, chrome pickup and bridge covers, auxiliary strap button on the back of the headstock, and more.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Unbeatable tone, quality issues"
Overall: This is a gorgeous instrument, and it is the best sounding bass I have ever had the pleasure of playing. That being said, within three weeks of receiving it, the volume pot started crackling and eventually stopped working entirely. These parts are sometimes just bad from the beginning, and this may just be a random bit of bad luck. Because I've never had an issue like this with any other bass, though, new or old, it was a little disappointing. I love this instrument, but I would expect a $2k bass to be perfect (or at least playable) for a lot longer than three weeks. It's in for warranty repair, so we'll see whether this is just a minor inconvenience or something really unfortunate. If you value tone and vibe above all else, I would unquestionably recommend this bass. If you need something absolutely reliable (and don't want to take the neck off to adjust the truss rod) get a Music Man instead.
Style of Music: Roots / Americana
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