Fender Custom Shop Artisan Postmodern Bass

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Product Ref: 68762

  • Custom Shop Artisan Postmodern Bass Handmade in the USA
  • Roasted Ash Body with a Tasmanian Blackwood Top
  • Custom Shop ­­­Hand-Wound '62 Jazz Bass and Precision Bass Pickups
  • Natural Finish with Lacquer and Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Quartersawn Roasted Maple Neck with a '60s ''U'' Profile

Fender Custom Shop Artisan Postmodern Bass


The Fender Custom Shop Artisan is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop Postmodern Bass guitar. The quartersawn Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard features a '60s ''U'' profile which provides a comfortable and smooth playing experience. The Artisan Bass has two Custom Shop hand-wound single-coil pickups - a '62 Jazz Bass bridge pickup and a '62 Precision Bass middle pickup - which combine with the resonant roasted Ash body and RSD designed hi-mass bridge to produce authentic, formidable and incredibly versatile Fender bass tonality.

Product Ref: 68762

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Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
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Final payment: £12.41
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Artisan Series by Fender

For the 2016 Artisan series, the Fender Custom Shop pushes the envelope in the name of art while still remaining true to its roots. Artisan series instruments are custom-built masterpieces, outfitted with special appointments and features unlike any other Custom Shop instrument. Yet with vintage design touches, the foundation and spirit is authentically Fender. Exotic bodies, lustrous gold hardware, premium ''roasted'' bird's-eye Maple necks and much more - every high-end feature is fashioned and finished with painstaking attention to detail. Every Artisan instrument is a beauty to behold - a culmination of sonic perfection, passion and purity of design, with classic Fender at the heart.

Premium Features of the Fender Custom Shop Artisan Postmodern Bass

The Custom Shop Artisan Bass is equipped with two Custom Shop hand-wound single-coil pickups, a 1962 Jazz Bass bridge pickup and a 1962 Precision Bass middle pickup, along with rear-loaded controls and 1960 Jazz Bass wiring. This configuration helps to produce an authentic '60s-era tonality with Fender's renowned reliability and versatility that is perfect for performances on stage and in the studio. Other premium features include a stunning Tasmanian blackwood top, an AA Maple Jazz Bass neck, an a-string Stealth string retainer, a 1-ply gold pickguard, Custom Shop hardshell case and a Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

Unrivaled Quality and Craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivaled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.

The History of the Precision Bass and Jazz 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.

Introduced in 1960, Fender welcomed a new decade by debuting a deluxe bass guitar, the Jazz Bass. Sleek and supercharged with dual pickups, a slim neck and a curvaceous offset waist, the Jazz Bass has ruled the world of electric bass ever since Fender first introduced it.


  • Model Name: Artisan Postmodern Bass®, Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard, Natural
  • Model Number: 1540010821
  • Series: Artisan
  • Colour: Natural

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Roasted Ash
  • Top Material: Tasmanian Blackwood Top
  • Body Finish: Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass®
  • Bridge: RSD Designed Hi-Mass

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: '60s ''U''
  • Scale Length: 34'' (864mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' - 15'' Compound Radius (241mm - 406.4mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.50'' (38.1mm)
  • Position Inlays: Dots
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Custom

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '62 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '62 Single-Coil Precision Bass
  • Controls:
    • Volume 1: Middle Pickup
    • Volume 2: Bridge Pickup
    • Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: None
  • Pickup Configuration: PJ
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top