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Gear Watch: Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass

Believe it or not, 2011 marks 60 years since Fender introduced the Precision bass and revolutionized bass playing. (For a quick history lesson, check out this video.) To mark the occasion, Fender is producing a special limited edition 60th Anniversary Precision Bass.

Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass

Built in the U.S., the Anniversary P-bass features an ash body, maple neck and fretboard with a modern “C” shape, and medium jumbo frets. In keeping with tradition, the pickups are vintage Precision bass split single-coils and the bridge is high-mass vintage styled. Modern tuners and knurled control knobs round out the hardware, which is mounted on the Blackguard Blonde finished bass. A commemorative chrome neck plate bears a seal honoring the sixty years of history.

The Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass is available now with an MSRP of $1999.

Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass Specs:

  • Ash Body
  • Maple Neck and Fretboard
  • Modern 9.5” Fingerboard Radius
  • 34” Scale
  • 20 Frets
  • Master Volume, Master Tone Controls
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Thinskin Lacquer Finish
  • 60th Anniversary Neckplate
  • Molded Rectangular Fender/SKB Case

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Looks great, but a bit too much like the Mike Dirnt with that pick-up. I prefer the old-style single coils like in the Sting and 50’s Vibe Squire.
Still, a pretty awesome bass!



I could build that bass for less than half the price.



Awesome! Ordered mine today!