Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass with Case

Now you too can slide up and down the neck like the "Fretless Monster." This American-made P Bass is built to all of Tony Franklin's custom specifications.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Hipshot Bass XTender dropped-D tuning key Lever action for fast tuning into drop-D and back
Tony Franklin J Bass pickup with hex screws Voiced for full frequency range; bigger sound
Unlined fretless ebony fingerboard Delivers expressive upright-bass-like tonal output
American Vintage '70s bass bridge Single groove saddle; no string slippage

The names of few rock bassists have become more synonymous with fretless bass than that of session great Tony Franklin. Like the man who designed it, the Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass guitar takes a classic instrument to a new level, with an alder body and modern C-shaped maple neck with an unfinished and unfretted ebony fingerboard with side dot position markers. Other features include vintage tuners, Hipshot Bass Xtender drop-D tuner on the E string, and three-way pickguard switch that controls an Fender American Series Precision Bass neck pickup and a Tony Franklin signature Jazz Bass bridge pickup with hex-screw lugs and ceramic bar magnets.
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- Model Name: Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass
- Series: Artist


- Body Shape: Precision Bass


- Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: Fretless
- Fret Size: Fretless
- Position Inlays: Single Side-Dots at Fret Locations 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 17, 19. Double Side-Dots at Fret Location 12)
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck Material: Maple
- Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
- Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
- Neck Plate: Custom Neckplate with Artist Signature
- Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut


- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Bridge Pickup: Tony Franklin Jazz Bass Single-Coil Bridge Pickup with Hex Screw Pole Pieces and Ceramic Bar Magnets
- Middle Pickup: Tony Franklin American Precision Bass Split Single-Coil Middle Pickup
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:Position 1. Jazz Bass Pickup Position 2. Jazz Bass and Precision Bass Pickups Position 3. Precision Bass Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone


- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Bridge: American Vintage '70s Bass with Single Groove Saddles
- Tuning Machines: Vintage '70s "Fender" Stamped Open-Gear Tuning Machines with Hipshot Bass X-Tender Drop D Tuning Key
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Switch Tip: Black Switch Tip


- Truss Rod Wrench: 3/16" "T-Style" Ball-End Hex (Allen) Wrench
- Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: 3/32" Hex (Allen) Neck Tilt Adjust Wrench


- Strings: Tony Franklin Signature Strings, NPS, (.045-.105 Gauges)
- Unique Features: Unlined Fretless Ebony Fingerboard, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass Pickups, 3-Way Pickup Switching, Matte Finish Pickup Covers, Tony Franklin Engraved Neck Plate, Hipshot Bass X-Tender Drop D Tuning Key on the E String, Tony Franklin Designed NPS Strings, Vintage Styling, Side Dot Position Markers are Located at the Fretting Points of the Fingerboard


- Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case
- Included Accessories: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable
- Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Lake Placid Blue
Shipping Weight: 26.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0190085802

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted September 12, 2012 by Rob R in East Peoria, IL

"A must have to complete your bass arsenal!!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This bass is solid......smooth playing and a clear growling tone that can be dialed back if needed. The 3-way PUP switch I truly love! I have always had either both PUPs on or one or the other. I never did any blending so the 3 way switch perfect for my style. The neck on this is absolutely one of the most comfortable necks you can put your hands on. The hip shot is pretty awesome also, more novelty for me the useful but it is there just in case. The PUP configuration is just what I've longed for and this bass definately delivered. No battery to be concerned about is also nice, but I still need my 5-string for certain performances so this Fretless Monster has completed my stage arsenal.

Musical Background:

Pro now part time pro

Musical Style:

Pop country and rock
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