Fender 2018 Limited Edition '51 Telecaster PJ Bass - Blackguard Blonde - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
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Fender 2018 Limited Edition '51 Telecaster PJ Bass - Blackguard Blonde

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Looking like it just stepped out of a DeLorean time machine, the limited-edition '51 Telecaster PJ Bass updates a classic design with thunderous modern tone and enhanced feel. The authentic style extends from the distinctive single-ply black pickguard to the dual-concentric volume knobs and vintage spaghetti logo on the headstock - original-era touches brought into the present. It's punchy, growling, seismic and like nothing you've heard or seen before.

Two Custom Shop pickups give this bass its rumbling power - a '60s Jazz Bass single coil bridge pickup and '60s P Bass split-coil middle pickup bring the thunder, shaped by chrome-dome dual-concentric volume controls and a master tone control. The 34"-scale Telecaster bass maple neck has an American Vintage "'63 P Bass"-shaped profile, along with a modern 9.5"-radius fingerboard for enhanced playing feel, topped with narrow-tall frets black dot position markers. The HiMass Vintage bridge uses vintage-style nickel-plated brass saddles for enhanced Fender tone.

A powerful addition to any bassists stable, the '51 Telecaster PJ Bass comes to you straight from the heart of rock 'n' roll. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.

• Series: Limited Edition
• Body Material: Ash
• Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
• Neck: Maple, "1963 C"
• Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Front, Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Back
• Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm)
• Frets: 20, Narrow Tall
• Position Inlays: Black Dots (Maple)
• Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.625" (41.3 mm)
• Tuning Machines:Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts
• Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
• Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage-Style Bass
• Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
• Pickups: Custom Shop 60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge), Custom Shop '60s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass (Middle)
• Pickup Switching: None
• Controls: Dual Concentric Volumes, Master Tone
• Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
• Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
• Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)
• Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case

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Closest StoreGuelph, Ontario
Ok, I love me a slab body fender, but I don't like the single coil p/u of the Custom Shop '51 reissue. This bass gives me all the vintage mojo, but with a more modern, and quiet running p/u configuration. The PJ setup gives me a lot of tones with not many controls, but most important, the P p/u drops those classic P bass bombs. For a true vintage tone, slap some flatwounds on it (I haven't decided yet what strings will end up on it.) Construction/fit/finish is as expected from a $2k+ instrument- I cannot find a flaw. In fact, I can't find an area that the fit/finish does not equal my Custom Shop basses at $4K+ I own lots of P's and J's and this one is the most thunderous, terror inducing passive ROCK bass that I own.
Posted by Paula Pykala on Jan 16, 2019
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