Fender has announced two bass models in their new Fender Road Worn series. These are replicas of their classic basses from 50s and 60s, scruffed up to look like the real thing.
The Fender Road Worn 1950s Precision Bass is made with a one-piece maple neck, an alder body, and traditional split single-coil pickup. The wide P-Bass neck has 20 vintage-style frets and a classic tone. The neck of the 1960s jazz bass is narrower and thinner, with closer string spacing. It’s made of J-Bass rosewood, and uses two standard vintage alnico magnet jazz bass single-coil pickups for crisper tone. Each instrument has been carefully “distressed” to give the appearance of being played for years.
You can put one in your hands this week at NAMM.