1958 Fender Precision Bass Vintage Gold Guard Electric Bass Guitar Sunburst w/ Tweed Case
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Fender Precision Bass 1957 - 1964

Fender Precision Bass 1957 - 1964

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Overview

Around the middle of 1957, Fender made another very important change to the Precision Bass, replacing the single coil pickup with a split-coil design. This is actually a humbucking pickup, but Fender couldn't call that out in advertising or catalogs due to the fact that Seth Lover's patent hadn't yet run out. This era also sees the headstock shape change into something that more closely matched the Stratocaster model.

In late 1959, a slab rosewood fretboard with clay dot inlays was introduced, as was the case with the entire Fender line. In mid-'62, this changes to a thinner rosewood veneer, and then the clay dots were replaced with pearl dots in '64.

This was the last run of P-Basses made before the CBS buyout in 1965.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Precision Bass
Finish
  • Black
  • Blonde
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Dakota Red
  • Fiesta Red
  • Lake Placid Blue
  • Olympic White
  • Sherwood Green
  • Shoreline Gold
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1957 - 1964
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Alder
  • Ash
Body Shape
  • P-Style
Color Family
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Red
  • Sunburst
  • White
  • Yellow
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
  • Rosewood
Model Family
  • Fender Precision Bass
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Offset Body
  • No
Pickup Configuration
  • Split-Coil
Pickup System
  • Passive
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Series
  • Fender Vintage Pre-CBS Era

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