The Fender® American Vintage II series offers an impressively accurate interpretation of groundbreaking designs that significantly influenced the course of music history. With meticulous attention to detail, including period-correct bodies, necks, and hardware, as well as premium finishes and specially crafted pickups for each specific year, these instruments capture the true essence of Fender's authentic craftsmanship and iconic tone.
During the late 1950s to the early 1960s, the development of the Precision Bass® underwent a transformative phase, introducing numerous new features that would become synonymous with the P-Bass®. By 1960, the design of the P-Bass had surpassed its earlier influences from the Telecaster®, adopting a Strat®-style headstock shape, comfort-contours, pickguard-mounted electronics, and a 4-saddle bridge. Adorned in a 3-Color Sunburst finish and topped with a 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, the 1960 Precision Bass showcased a more refined and timeless aesthetic.
The American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass is meticulously crafted with a premium alder body, a Pure Vintage '60 Split-Coil P-Bass pickup, and a substantial "C" shaped hard rock maple neck paired with a slab rosewood fingerboard boasting a 7.25" radius. This faithful reproduction captures the quintessential tone and feel of the original instrument.
The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct successors of the original Fender models, designed for discerning musicians who appreciate the vintage Fender tone and feel. They are built with unparalleled quality, right down to the smallest details. These instruments embody the purest form of Fender electrics, representing the legendary status of the Fender American Vintage II series.
Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.
The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.
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