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Fender American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass - 3-Color Sunburst

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4-string Electric Bass with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 1 Split-coil Pickup - 3-Color Sunburst
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The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone. The late ‘50s to the early ‘60s was a watershed period in the development of the Precision Bass®, a time of transition that would see the introduction of many new appointments that would become synonymous with the P-Bass®. By 1960, the design of the P-bass had eclipsed the earlier cues culled from the Telecaster® - now the P-bass had a Strat®-style headstock shape, comfort-contours, pickguard mounted electronics and 4-saddle bridge. Adorned in 3-Color Sunburst and topped with a 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, the 1960 Precision Bass represented a more refined, enduring aesthetic for the model. Featuring a premium alder body, Pure Vintage ‘60 Split-Coil P-Bass pickup and a substantial “C” shape hard rock maple neck mated with a 7.25” radius slab rosewood fingerboard, the American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original. The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

Fender American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass at a Glance:

  • Alder Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage '60 Split-Coil Precision® Pickups
  • “C”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Slab Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Tuners

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on ‘50s and ‘60’s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

Alder Body

Alder has a well-balanced tone with beefy mids and a robust low-end.

7.25” Radius Slab-Rosewood Fingerboard

The 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

1960 “C”-Shape Neck

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

Pure Vintage '60 Split-Coil Precision Bass® Pickups

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins and alnico magnets.

Vintage-Style Hardware

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.

Fender American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass Features:

  • A modern-made Precision Bass that delivers all the looks and tone of the original 1960 model
  • Alder body for plenty of resonance and sustain
  • "C"-shaped hard-rock maple neck for vintage comfort married to a 7.25-inch radius slab rosewood fingerboard
  • Meticulously voiced Pure Vintage ’60 Split-Coil P-Bass pickup offers vintage tone that punches with plenty of spunk
  • Period-accurate body with ’60s Stratocaster-esque comfort curves
  • Pickguard-mounted electronics and a 4-saddle bridge

              Body Type Solidbody
              Body Shape American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Number of Strings 4
              Body Material Alder
              Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
              Color 3-Color Sunburst
              Neck Material Maple
              Neck Shape 1960 "C"
              Radius 7.25"
              Fingerboard Material Slab Rosewood
              Fingerboard Inlay Clay Dot
              Number of Frets 20, Vintage Tall
              Scale Length 34"
              Nut Width 1.70"
              Nut Material Bone
              Bridge/Tailpiece Pure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
              Tuners Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear
              Middle Pickup Pure Vintage '60 Split-Coil Precision
              Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
              Strings Fender USA 7250M, .045-.105
              Case Included Vintage-Style Brown (Orange Interior)
              Manufacturer Part Number 0190160800