the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu

Fender Custom Shop Introduces Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass

The Fender Custom Shop has unveiled the Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass, available in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White and Charcoal Frost. The model replicates the renowned session bassist’s own vintage Precision bass down to the piece of foam he stuffed under the strings in front of the bridge to deaden the strings. That led the company to create a string mute that can be engaged any time during a song, which is the first time such a device has been offered on a Fender bass.

Fender Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass - Three-color Sunburst

Created by Fender’s master builders, the new bass is built with a select alder body finished in nitrocellulose lacquer, a quartersawn maple neck with a custom “C” shape, and a rosewood fingerboard. All of the features are vintage styled including the heel adjust truss rod, fret size, 4-saddle bridge, and tuners. The pickup is a hand-wound wound vintage split single-coil. Other features include a thumb rest, La Bella flatwound strings, and a tortoiseshell pickguard.

The Fender Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass will be available soon with an MSRP of $6,400. For more info, check out the Fender Custom Shop website.

Fender Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass Specs:

Fender Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Basses

  • Colors: Faded 3-Color Sunburst, Olympic White, Aged Charcoal Frost
  • Body Material: Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: Custom “C”
  • Scale Length: 34? (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25? (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Vintage-Style
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.75? (44.45 mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized
  • Pickup: Hand-Wound Vintage Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Threaded Steel “Barrel” Saddles
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Unique Features: Custom String Mute, La Bella Flatwound Strings, Thumb Rest, Custom “C” Shape Neck Profile