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Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2014 Custom Collection

Fender’s Custom Shop has unveiled the 2014 edition instruments of their annual Custom Collection. The lineup includes two basses: the 2014 Proto Precision Bass and the 1964 Heavy Relic Precision Bass.

Fender Custom Shop 2014 Proto Precision Bass

Fender Custom Shop 2014 Proto Precision Bass

Formerly named the Pro Series, the Proto Series is the Fender Custom Shop’s “proving-ground” line built with distinctive features requested for master built instruments. The 2014 Proto Precision Bass incorporates several of these characteristics with a custom TV Jones Thunderblade pickup, a high-mass RSD bridge, and a 7.25″-radius fingerboard. Its built with an alder body and one-piece, quartersawn hard rock maple neck with a satin finish. Color choices include Arctic White, Black, and a Faded 3-Color Sunburst.

Fender Custom Shop 2014 Proto Precision Bass Specs:

  • Body Material: Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  • Scale Length: 34″ (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Configuration: H
  • Bridge: RSD Designed Hi-Mass
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
  • Included Accessories: Case, Cable, Strap, CruzTools Tool Kit, Certificate of Authenticity

Fender Custom Shop 1964 Heavy Relic Precision Bass

Fender Custom Shop 1964 Heavy Relic Precision Bass

“1964 was an especially great year for the Precision Bass,” Fender shares, “which provided the foundation groove on so many great Motown, Stax, surf and other cool records of that era.” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that year’s P bass, the new 1964 Heavy Relic Precision Bass is also part of their Time Machine series, which creates relic-ed replicas that are meticulously recreated using the same techniques and tools from the past.

The 1964 Heavy Relic Precision starts with a select alder body in a Three-Color Sunburst with nitrocellulose lacquer finish that been worn to replicate the aging process. Its quartersawn maple neck sports a “C” shape and is topped with a round-lam rosewood fingerboard. All hardware and electronics are vintage style.

Fender Custom Shop 1964 Heavy Relic Precision Bass Specs:

  • Body Material: Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  • Scale Length: 34″ (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Vintage-Style
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Middle Pickup: Vintage Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Configuration: S
  • Bridge: 2-Saddle Vintage-Style Precision Bass
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Unique Features: “L” Series Neckplate
  • Included Accessories: Case, Cable, Strap, CruzTools Tool Kit, Certificate of Authenticity

The Fender Custom Shop 2014 Proto Precision and 1964 Heavy Relic Precision basses are built by Fender’s craftsmen in their Corona, California custom shop and come with certificates of authenticity. They carry MRSPs of $4,300 and $4,600, respectively. For more info, check out the Fender Custom Shop website.

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