This is a very nice American Vintage II bass. It has a few light scratches but is in excellent overall playing condition. The Fender case is included. This bass weighs 8.24 pounds on our scale.

The Fender American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. 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.

The Precision Bass®, the world’s first electric bass, represents one of the most important developments in music history. For the first time, bass players had access to a portable, precisely intonated, amplified instrument. As stated by the legendary Quincy Jones, the Fender bass was “…the one technological breakthrough that changed music forever.”

Although it initially shared many design cues with the Telecaster®, such as an oversized Tele® headstock, slab body and chrome control plate, by 1954, the P-Bass® had been updated with the same sweeping curves and contoured edges of the newly launched Stratocaster®. The American Vintage II 1954 Precision Bass reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original and is offered in two colors over ash: Vintage Blonde and 2-Color Sunburst mated to a single-ply white pickguard.

Other key features include a substantial ‘54 “C”-shape maple neck with a 7.25” radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. The Pure Vintage 2-saddle bridge with fiber saddles, reverse open-gear tuners, finger rest and '54 Single-Coil Precision Bass® pickup deliver classic Fender thump and style.

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

GLOSS NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER FINISH
Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on ‘50s and ‘60’s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

ASH BODY
Ash is a warm-toned wood with clear, bright highs, defined midrange, and a beautiful grain pattern.

7.25” RADIUS MAPLE FINGERBOARD
The 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

1954 “C”-SHAPE NECK
In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

PURE VINTAGE '54 SINGLE-COIL PRECISION BASS® PICKUP
Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins and alnico magnets.

VINTAGE-STYLE HARDWARE
From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.

Features:

  • Ash Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage '54 Single-Coil Precision® Pickup
  • “C”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Pure Vintage 2-Saddle Precision Bass® with Fiber Saddles, Serialized
  • Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Tuners

Neck:

  • HEADSTOCK: Original Precision Bass® Shape
  • NECK MATERIAL: 1-Piece Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • NECK SHAPE: 1954 "C"
  • NECK CONSTRUCTION: 4-Bolt
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
  • POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
  • SIDE DOTS: Black
  • 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: Ash
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • BODY SHAPE: Precision Bass®
  • BODY MATERIAL: Ash

Hardware:

  • BRIDGE: Pure Vintage 2-Saddle Precision Bass® with Fiber Saddles, Serialized
  • BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
  • BRIDGE MOUNTING: 3-Screw Vintage-Style Hard-Tail
  • PICKGUARD: 1-Ply Parchment
  • PICKUP COVERS: Black
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Knurled Dome
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear
  • STRING TREES: Vintage-Style Disc
  • STRINGS: Fender® USA 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound (.045-.100 Gauges), PN 0739050403
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt
  • STRAP BUTTONS: Vintage-Style

Electronics

  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Pure Vintage '54 Single-Coil Precision®
  • PICKUP CONFIGURATION: S
  • CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone

Measurements:

  • DIMENSIONS: 5.60x17.40x51.50 IN
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 26.20 LB
  • FRET SIZE: Vintage Tall
  • SCALE LENGTH: 34" (86.36 cm)
  • SHIPPING LENGTH: 51.50 IN
  • SHIPPING HEIGHT: 5.60 IN
  • SHIPPING WIDTH: 17.40 IN

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Listed10 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.Learn more
Brand
Model
  • American Vintage II '54 Precision Bass
Finish
  • Blonde
Categories
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Active / Passive Pickups
  • Passive
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Pickup Configuration
  • S
Active Preamp
  • No
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Material
  • Ash
Series
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Model Family
  • Fender Precision Bass
Body Shape
  • P-Style
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Color Family
  • Yellow
Number of Frets
  • 20

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