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In the world of bass guitars, there's just no substitute for the luthier that started it all. When Leo Fender created the first Precision Bass prototype in 1950, he made music history - and after it went public the year after that, the P-Bass was quick to become a fixture on stages everywhere. Over the years, the family of Fender bass guitars has grown to include the Jazz Bass, Jaguar Bass and Starcaster, not to mention a good selection of acoustic basses as well. So no matter what sort of tone you're looking to get out of your bass guitar, it's a safe bet that Fender offers the perfect axe to deliver it.
If you're new to the bass, there are some good options for getting in on the ground floor of the Fender lineup. Check out the Standard Precision Bass Guitar and Standard Jazz Bass Guitar for an introduction to these instruments: they're affordable on a beginner's budget, and they deliver the high level of craftsmanship and tone you'd expect from an authentic Fender. You could also turn things up a notch with the Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass or the Special Edition Deluxe Ash Jazz Bass, to name just two of the dozens of options here.
Is there a bass legend whose style you'd love to experience first-hand? The best way to do that is by getting the same playing feel with a signature axe modeled after your idol's personal instrument. It's no surprise that so many bassists have turned to Fender to create their signature bass, leading to instruments like the Jaco Pastorius Relic Jazz Bass, Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass and Troy Sanders Jaguar Bass.
So take a moment and think about where your musical passion lies. If you want to create your own signature style from scratch, look for an original Fender bass. Planning to replicate your favorite artist's sound? Check out the signature series. Or, if you're searching for an acoustic or semi-hollow instrument, consider the Kingman, T-Bucket or Starcaster. No matter where you want to take your performance, Fender bass guitars are ready to get you there.