the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu

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