Fender Custom Shop 1951 Vintage Custom Precision Bass - Nocaster Blonde

Departments > Guitars > Bass Guitars > Bass 4 String Fretted > Fender Custom Shop > 1951 Vintage Custom Precision Bass - Nocaster Blonde
Add to Wish List
SKU: # 515306
Model: #

923-5000-565

Your Price: $5,849.99 CDN

Online

In-Store

The debut of the Precision Bass in 1951 is arguably one of the most important milestones of the 20th Century. The P Bass gave bass players a means to be heard clearly while eliminating the need to lug around a heavy (and fragile) upright bass. It also profoundly changed the sound of popular music and gave birth to a slew of new musical styles. The Vintage Custom 1951 Precision Bass offers the appointments that made the original the undisputed champion of working bassists the world over, including a supremely fast and comfortable tinted quartersawn maple neck with a 7.25" fingerboard radius, '51-55 P Bass bridge with vintage fiber bridge saddles and flatwound strings. It also boasts an original slab-style P Bass body with a NOS flash-coat lacquer finish that lets the instrument breathe more organically and shows some of the natural grain through the finish.

Other features of the Vintage Custom 1951 Precision Bass include Closet Classic hardware, a 2-piece ash body, 20 vintage frets, '55 P Bass pickup, volume and tone controls, single-ply black pickguard, bone nut, round string retainer and vintage-style tuning machines.

A living legend, this Precision Bass sounds just as good now as the original did back in 1951. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Specifications:
• Body Shape: Precision Bass
• Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
• Neck Shape: 1951 "U"
• Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
• Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
• Number of Frets: 20
• Frets Size: Vintage-Style
• String Nut: Bone
• Nut Width: 1.70" (43.2 mm)
• Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
• Bridge Pickup: '55 P-Bass
• Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
• Pickup Switching: None
• Pickup Configuration: S
• Bridge: 2-Saddle Vintage Precision Bass
• Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
• Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
• Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
• Dimensions: 6x17x44.75 IN
• Weight: 25 LB

Simple elegance0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
51 P basses are simple...which is the way I like my basses. Make no mistake these are not cheap...but the fit and feel of this bass is outstanding. The thick U-shape neck is no issue being a smaller handed fella. Very comfy. Its NOS but had slight checking and hardware aging.. I prefer slab style bodies too. Give one a try if a real 51 is on your mind but you don't want to get into a 5 figure price tag.
Posted by GUS on Nov 23, 2020
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Protect your investment with the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty.

Warranty can be a very important factor when making a buying decision. Because repairs can be very expensive in terms of parts and labour costs, manufacturers usually only provide one year limited warranties that generally only cover items that malfunction due to a manufacturer’s defect. With an important purchase such as a musical
instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?

Performance Guarantee - normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage.

Product Replacement - if your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.

No Lemon Policy - your product will be replaced should the same problem occur multiple times.

Convenient - easy drop off and pick up of the product at any Long & McQuade location.

Guitar Setup - Guitars purchased at Long & McQuade come with 1 free setup, to be redeemed within 1 year for new guitars and 90 days for used guitars.

Loaners Available - a loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.

Power Surge Protection - your product is covered even if damaged from a power surge.

Accessory Coverage - any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.

Commercial Use Coverage - music and recording professionals who purchase gear for “heavy-use” commercial purposes will still be covered.
 

Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty.Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, woodwind pads, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Accidental or cosmetic damage is not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

-----

Purchasing additional years of coverage

If you are interested in receiving this coverage for longer than one year, you have the option of purchasing additional years of the Performance Warranty. The pricing is as follows:

NEW products: 4% of selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.

USED products: 4% of selling price to increase the warranty from 3 months to 1 year. 4% for each additional year. Pricing for used electronic products is 4% of the original new selling price.

GUITARS: 4% of selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year. $45 maximum. An additional free setup is not included with additional purchased years of Performance Warranty.

BAND and ORCHESTRAL instruments: $40 up to $2,000 selling price. BRASS and STRINGS: 2% of the selling price after $2,000. WOODWINDS: 4% of the selling price after $2,000.

Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.