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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Precision Bass Relic Masterbuilt by John Cruz Gold

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1320798075749
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Many consider Leo Fender's greatest triumph to have been the invention of the Fender Precision Bass in 1950 (prototype). This is a faithful replication of the 1957 Fender Precision. It has additionall... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Many consider Leo Fender's greatest triumph to have been the invention of the Fender Precision Bass in 1950 (prototype). This is a faithful replication of the 1957 Fender Precision. It has additionally been given the Fender Relic treatment for an authentic aged look. It sports all of the classic features of the '57, right down to the pickup cover and the ashtray bridge cover.

It has a volume and tone control and the classic Precision pickup. The relic wear points are where you'd expect them to be, giving it a look of comfort and familiarity. Maple neck with maple fingerboard.

John Cruz
John Cruz came to Fender in 1987, joined the Custom Shop in 1993 and became a Master Builder in 2003. Custom guitars are his passion, and he is the man behind several famous Custom Shop instruments, including the replica of Stevie Ray Vaughan's famous Number OneĀ Stratocaster guitar.

Cruz also built the limited-run Moto guitar and amp sets, worked on the '49 Woody amp project and developed all production processes for the Rory Gallagher and Muddy Waters tribute guitars. Further, his meticulous work was essential to all aspects of the initial Custom Shop Relic guitars and basses, and he initiated the Custom Shops quality assurance program.

Cruz has built fantastic guitars for players such as Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake), Dave Amato and Bruce Hall (REO Speedwagon), Mick Mars (Motley Crue), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Bono (U2), Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses), Ike Turner and Brad Whitford (Aerosmith).

FEATURES

Neck
Shape: U
Wood: Maple
Neck joint: 4-Bolt
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Nitrocellulose

Pickups
Active or passive: Passive
Configuration: Split single-coil
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Single-coil
Bridge: Not applicable
Brand: Fender
Series or parallel: Parallel
Active preamp: Not applicable
Special electronics: Not applicable

Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: Custom/compound
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Dot
Nut material: Bone
Nut width: 1.75" (44.5mm)
Neck width at 12 fret:

Body
Style: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Alder
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Transparent
Orientation: Right handed

Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: Not appicable
Tone switching: No
Special switching: Not applicable

Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Open-geared
Color: Chrome

Other
Number of strings: 4
Pickguard: Yes
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
Country of origin: USA
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