Fender American Elite P-Bass Guitar, Tobacco Sunburst

£1,736.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 67508

  • 4th Gen. Noiseless Pickup Offers Authentic Vintage Style Sound
  • Maple Neck & Fingerboard Provide Bright Characteristics
  • Redesigned 18 Volt Preamp Cranks Up The Bass' Tone
  • Compound Radius Neck Creates a Fast & Comfortable Play
  • HiMass Vintage Bridge Enhances Resonance & Increase Attack

Fender American Elite P-Bass Guitar, Tobacco Sunburst

The Fender American Elite P-Bass has a titanic sound and classic aesthetics, delivering a Fender bass that brings together the old with the new. Featuring ergonomic contours, a compound radius neck, HiMass bridge, and bone nut, the American Elite is designed to accommodate all players and provide a smooth and comfortable feel for any playing style. Constructed from an ash wood body with a maple neck and fingerboard, the Fender bass produces sweet, airy tones with bright characteristics, a firm low end, and pleasant highs. The Fender's 4th generation noiseless pickup combines the noise free performance or a modern day pickup with vintage style sounds, creating incredibly clean, classic sounds that sing. A redesigned 18-volt preamp enhances the American Elite's natural tone, boosting its power to create thundering tones whilst offering a 3-band EQ for further tweaking.

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  • £2,169.00
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To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

Finance APR Deposit to Pay Payments Total Payable
Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
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Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee

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Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website and is not available in store or via phone currently.

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4th Generation Noiseless Pickup

The American Elite bass features Fender’s intuitive 4th generation noiseless pickup, combining the noise free performance of a modern pickup with the vintage style sound of an old pickup. Exclusive to the American Elite series, the noiseless pickup offers incredible tones with enhanced responses without losing any of its warmth. Also featuring a redesigned 18-volt preamp to crank up the bass’ power, the Fender has plenty of headroom, offering pounding tones with little-to-no noise distorting the sound.

HiMass Bridge

As well as offering a wide variety of superb tones, the American Elite P Bass also features a Fender HiMass bridge which improves every note’s sustain and resonance. The bridges design enhances the attack of the bass, creating a lively tone while offering either a string though or top loaded set-up.

Comfortable Neck Profile

The Fender bass features a “C”-shaped maple neck that morphs into a modern "D"-shaped profile, which is not only comfortable for all playing styles, but also allows you to play for longer. The two neck profiles work well together, offering excellent support for the different sides of the neck, providing easier movement across the whole fingerboard.

Heel Truss Rod Adjustment

A set of posiflex graphite support rods run the length of the neck to increase its stability, whilst providing an excellent resistance to temperature and humidity induced warping. The Fender's truss rod adjustment wheel is placed at the butt end of the neck to provide easier access, allowing for quick neck relief adjustments.

The History of the Precision Bass

Debuted in late 1951, the Precision Bass guitar was not only Fender's first bass guitar, it was the world's first bass guitar and a new kind of instrument. The Precision Bass (Often shortened to P-Bass), has spent well over half a century at the very heart of music of all kinds everywhere, with its two-horned solid body and fretted neck, the Precision Bass profoundly revolutionised music. Reigning ever since as a must-have instrument, this elegantly simple and enormously powerful instrument is the worldwide standard for bass tonality, performance, reliability and overall excellent.


  • Model Number: 0196902752
  • Series: American Elite

Body & Bridge

  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
  • Body: Ash
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish: Olympic White

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Profile: Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius
  • Scale: 34" (864 mm)
  • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut: Bone
  • Width at Nut: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
  • Truss Rod: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
  • Inlays: Black Pearloid Dots

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Middle Pickup: Elite Precision Bass
  • Controls: Master Volume/Pan Pot (Pickup Selector)/Treble/Midrange/Bass/2-Way Mini toggle Switch
  • Special Electronics: 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ
  • Tuning Machines: Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys w/Tapered Shafts
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)
  • Included Case: Elite Molded Hardshell