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Fender Introduces The Mod Shop

If you’ve been wanting to get a customized Fender, the company has got you covered with the Mod Shop. The online “immersive digital studio experience” allows you to pick an instrument model and make it your own with options for its orientation, body color, pickguard, fingerboard, pickups, and hardware. Once you’ve created what you want, you can order it to be made to spec in Fender’s Corona, California factory.

The Mod Shop starts bassists out with either the Precision or Jazz Bass models. Each has five configurable features starting with left or right-handed orientation. From there users can pick the body color with nine finishes: Black, Vintage Blonde, Olympic White, Lake Placid Blue, 2-Color Sunburst, 3-Color Sunburst, Candy Apple Red, Daphne Blue and Surf Green. The bass body material is dependent on the finish, as the solid finishes come with an alder body and the burst finishes have ash bodies.

Next you choose either maple or rosewood for your fingerboard, followed by the pickguard material, which include 1-Ply Gold Anodized, 4-Ply Tortoise Shell, 4-Ply Aged White Pearl, 3-Ply Mint Green, 3-Ply Parchment and 3-Ply Black options. The Precision bass can be fitted with Fender’s Pure Vintage ’58 P Bass, Pure Vintage ’63 P Bass, or American Series P Bass pickups. The Jazz Bass can come with Pure Vintage ’64 J Bass, 4th Generation Noiseless, or American Series J Bass pickups.

As of now, the only tuners and bridges available for the basses are American Standard style in chrome. They come with 0.045-0.105 gauge strings and black ABS molded cases. The Fender Mod Shop basses can be ordered now with prices starting at $1,699.99.

Fender Mod Shop Precision Bass Options:

Orientation:Left-handed or Right-handed
Body:Ash for burst finishes, Alder for solid finishes
Finishes:Black, Vintage Blonde, Olympic White, Lake Placid Blue, 2-Color Sunburst, 3-Color Sunburst, Candy Apple Red, Daphne Blue and Surf Green
Fingerboard:Maple or Rosewood
Pickguard:1-Ply Gold Anodized, 4-Ply Tortoise Shell, 4-Ply Aged White Pearl, 3-Ply Mint Green, 3-Ply Parchment and 3-Ply Black
Pickups:Pure Vintage ’58 P Bass, Pure Vintage ’63 P Bass, American Series P Bass
Bridge:American Standard
Tuners:American Standard
Hardware Color:Chrome
Strings:0.045-0.105
Case:Black ABS Molded

Fender Mod Shop Jazz Bass Options:

Orientation:Left-handed or Right-handed
Body:Ash for burst finishes, Alder for solid finishes
Finishes:Black, Vintage Blonde, Olympic White, Lake Placid Blue, 2-Color Sunburst, 3-Color Sunburst, Candy Apple Red, Daphne Blue and Surf Green
Fingerboard:Maple or Rosewood
Pickguard:1-Ply Gold Anodized, 4-Ply Tortoise Shell, 4-Ply Aged White Pearl, 3-Ply Mint Green, 3-Ply Parchment and 3-Ply Black
Pickups:Pure Vintage ’64 J Bass, 4th Generation Noiseless, American Series J Bass
Bridge:American Standard
Tuners:American Standard
Hardware Color:Chrome
Strings:0.045-0.105
Case:Black ABS Molded

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jdschrock

jdschrock

So no direct link in the article then?

David George

David George

This is not as flexible as this article indicates (or as Fender would like you to believe). For example, if you want a black P bass, you can ONLY order alder. If you want ash you MUST get a translucent finish (i.e., sunburst). There are also very limited options in terms of bridge choices. Based on my experience with the previous Fender site configuration, this is nothing more than a re-branding. You really cannot configure exactly as you’d like.

Mark S Beretta aka Robin

Mark S Beretta aka Robin

Holy Toledo Batman , I just saw my Fender Jazz Bass Lake Placid Blue with a Maple neck at the beginning of this video , maybe it’s not as bad as I thought which normally is a color for regular guitars.
You guys didn’t know Robin from Batman played bass did you.
link I think : http://shop.fender.com/en-US/mod-shop/

Ricardo Bigai

Ricardo Bigai

very nice, but no 5 strings option and no P/J option.

Fernando

Fernando

Cool, they finally did what Sandberg have done for years.

Snake Johns

Snake Johns

This was a massive letdown. I’d been looking forward to the revamp of their mod shop, and this is a complete disappointment. Still no five string options, and some options that were previously available are now gone. You used to be able to order modern and vintage basses, but not longer – they’re all modern. Also, the next choices on precision basses are gone whereas you used to be able to order a precision bass with a jazz neck. the body wood is now dependent upon the finish, you no longer get a choice. And what happened to the cases and personally engraved neck-plates and string choices? They should just put the old implementation of their designer back in place. This is a huge step backwards. Oh, and the prices went up too. Way to blow a great opportunity, Fender.

Jonathan

Jonathan

So you Can get the options they already offer? Good job fender. Or not. Seriously this is just a frigging gimmick.

Scott

I`d agree on all of this.. It`s a hoax for all (fender lovin` bassplayers) and a bigger insult to the GREAT inventors; Leo & George..

RubenDLR

RubenDLR

As expected no 21 or 22 fret fingerboard options. Fender, do you guys even care what we want?

Remy

Remy

Really bummed about this. I was window shopping a few months ago around April. Stumbled across their custom options. There were so many it was awesome. Now I come back to fender’s site and literally feel like its like some lame attempt at customization.

Before it really felt you were getting a specially made instrument. From the different neck shapes, to the vintage or modern bodies. Alder or Ash wasnt dependent on the paint job either. More pickup options. You even got to pick the case. It seemed way legit. Now it seems like you are shopping on some cheap ready made sort of site. bogus. The plus side to this is that you can now order the color red again. Before they left it out for some reason.