Fender American Vintage '63 Precision Bass, 3-Tone Sunburst
Fender American Vintage '63 Precision Bass, 3-Tone SunburstDetails
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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
|Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9%||18.9%||No Deposit||24 months: £12.41 |
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee
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American Vintage ‘63
1963 was the last year the Precision bass was tweaked into the legendary bass of today. The bass’ fingerboard was replaced for the incredible smooth round-laminated rosewood and the slightly wider ‘’C’’ neck and comfortable contours of the years before have been adjusted for extra comfort. In ’63, the precision bass was providing the irresistible heartbeat of Motown, adding the rumble beneath surf music, and providing the foundation of most music onstage and in the studio.
Solid Alder Body
The Precision bass features a solid alder body, a tonewood that Fender prominently used in the 50’s and 60’s, delivering a strong, full bodied tone with plenty of clarity to let notes sing. The tonewood provides a decent amount of sustain, creating bright, sizzling highs, excellently rounded lows, and beefy mids. The American Vintage ’63 Bass is also fitted with an American Vintage bass bridge, enhancing string sustain and resonance while its classic bridge guard adds to the vintage aesthetic.
Maple Neck & Rosewood Fingerboard
The solid maple neck provides the Precision bass with bright characteristics, tightening up its sound and delivering plenty of cut. The maple delivers a powerfully sharp punch when the strings are hit hard whilst still retaining its clarity, allowing each note to sing. The addition of a round-laminated rosewood fingerboard provides an incredibly smooth surface, providing quick and easy position changes. The rosewood provides the bass with warm, soft tones whilst helping to ‘fur up’ the maples natural sound. The maple and rosewood work together to give the guitar sparkling highs that sizzle, a thick, firm low end, and an open midrange with a snappy attack.
American Vintage Split Single-Coil Pickups
The American Vintage bass features a period-correct split single coil pickup, designed to the original spec of the ’63 pickup to produce massive tonal power with a snappy high end and round, sweet low end. The pickup is designed with Alnico V magnets to add extra focus and enhance the overall dynamics. Enamel-coated magnetic wire gives the pickup its warm, vintage-style tone, making it perfect for a wide range of playing styles.
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.
The American Vintage Series
The American Vintage series of guitars takes classic Fender models from key years between the mid-50s and 60s and gives them a new lease of life. These exciting models delve deep into Fender's roots, displaying real vintage accuracy. With original tooling dies, newly voiced pickups and reformulated vintage colours based on the actual period models, Fender have brought a series of guitars that have all the class and style of the originals matched with the best of modern day technology.
- Model Number: 0191010800
- Series: American Vintage
Body & Bridge
- Body: Alder
- Shape: Precision Bass
- Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Finish: 3-Tone Sunburst
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Profile: ‘’C’’
- Scale Length: 34’’
- Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
- Radius: 7.25’’
- Frets: 20 Vintage-Style
- Inlays: Pearloid Dots
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.74’’
Electronics & Hardware
- Middle Pickup: Vintage Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Tuning Machines: American Vintage Reverse Open Gear
- Saddles: Threaded Steel ‘’Barrel’’
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise
- Hardware: Chrome/Nickel
- Strings: Fender USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045 - .105 Gauges)
- Case Included: Vintage Blonde Hardshell w/Orange Interior
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