Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass
The late Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott is being honored with a new limited edition signature bass from the Fender Custom Shop. Crafted by Master Builder John Cruz, the bass “painstakingly” recreates Lynott’s original bass in precise detail.
“To craft this instrument, Cruz began with a two-piece select ash body, added a lacquer finish to let the body breathe with more tonal resonance—and, of course, the custom pickguard and a hand-wound ’78 P Bass split-coil pickup,” Fender writes. “The stable, rift-sawn maple neck has a lacquered headstock face. Along with an oil finish, giving it a fast feel that perfectly matched Lynott’s fleet-fingered style. The 7.25”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard hosts 20 jumbo frets, while the body sports a Badass II high-mass bridge for extra sustain and punchy tone.”
The bass is finished off with Dunlop strap locks, ’70s-style tuners, a bone nut, and a round string tree. Fender includes a custom Anvil case, leather strap, and studded wristband, a pair of mirrored aviator sunglasses like those worn by Lynott, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass is limited to 60 pieces. It is available for preorder at $12,500 and is expected to ship in September.
Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass Specs:
|Body:||2-piece Select Ash|
|Neck:||Rift Sawn Maple|
|Neck Shape:||1975 “U”|
|Headstock:||Large ’70s Style|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Engraved|
|Pickup:||Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’78 Single-Coil Precision Bass|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Bridge:||Bad Ass II|
|Accessories:||Anvil Case, Custom Made Leather Strap and Studded Wristband, Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses and Certificate of Authenticity|