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      Fender Custom Shop 1961 P Bass Relic 4-String Electric Bass (582376)
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This Custom Shop replica of the bass that started it all will leave you breathless.

This exclusive Fender 1961 P-Bass Relic Bass combines classic tonality, custom-designed appointments, premiere craftsmanship, and impeccable electronics to produce the undeniable Precision Bass sound that made the electric bass guitar what it is today. Designed originally by Leo Fender and brought to market in 1951, the Precision Bass was the first to earn widespread attention and use. Today, the P Bass is still revered as an essential instrument, and has stood the test of time, becoming a true American legend in the process.

This Fender electric bass starts with a select alder body, offering full sound and toughness to the low end. The rosewood neck and fretboard bring out ample tone, while the custom bolt-on neck presents deep, lasting sustain. The oval-C neck shape, coupled with nitrocellulose lacquer neck finish makes dancing across the bass's 20 vintage-style frets a breeze. The bass pickup that invented "funk" is still virtually unchanged today with the P Bass pickup. Other appointments include vintage nickel bass tuners, rolled fret edges, custom tortoise pickguard, chrome plating and pickup shield, and a lacquered body finish. Finally, the '61 bass was given Fender's "Relic" treatment—built to show years of natural wear and tear; with nicks, scratches, worn finish, rusty hardware and aged plastic parts.

Fender Custom Shop 1961 P Bass Relic 4-String Electric Bass Features:

  • Chrome plating
    Alder body
    Rosewood neck
    Rosewood fretboard
    Lacquer body finish
    Chrome pickup shield
    Custom neck
    Nitrocellulose lacquer neck finish
    Radius: 7.25"
    Thickness at first fret: 0.89"
    Thickness at 12th fret: 0.98"
    Custom pickguard
    Rolled fret edges
    1961 style tortoise pickguard
    Bolt-on neck
    20 frets
    Oval-C neck shape
    Vintage bass nickel tuning keys




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  • A Pure Classic

    As reviewed by Keiran on 5/26/2010

    When one thinks of a bass they think of Fender. This is a spot on reincarnation of the bass my grandfather played on. The tone is a cool reminiscence of a time when all you needed was a cable, a amp and a fender.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • '61 custom shop precision bass relic

    As reviewed by greg massaro on 9/5/2010

    I play and teach for a living- I've owned some nice basses in my life. The construction quality and playability of this bass is excellent. The sound is good but not amazing. The look- I can't live with. I don't really like beat up looking instruments and, let's be honest Fender Relics are basically fake-old. If the sound of the bass was incredible I could get over the rather ugly look. I'm on the line on this one.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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