A historic icon. Brought to life through its sound. The Fender Custom Shop 57 Journeyman Relic P Bass is a testament to Fender's reputation as the leader in the bass world. Featuring the very best craftsmanship and components of the highest quality, it offers you the best bass playing experience possible. A single '57 precision pickup gives the base to produce an outstanding tone that is bright, punchy, and articulate. This makes it great for any genre. You'll be blown away with its responsiveness and detailed voicing.
Fender set the standard. And they continue to uphold their authentic, vintage feel of the Precision bass. A carefully-crafted '57 soft "V" shaped neck is not only a rare occurrence on Fender basses, but also offers enhanced playability. And the smooth maple fretboard provides effortless transitions between your riffs. Topped off with a distinctive sunburst finish for one-of-a-kind style, the 1957 Precision Bass is a high-performance machine waiting for your creativity.
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This is a bass of the ages. You don't want a vintage bass that doesn't sound vintage. So, naturally, the '57 Precision has a tone with enough power, punch, and booming vintage flair to flourish in any performance. But how? It's simple. It has a Custom Shop hand-wound '57 P-Bass pickup. As with all P-basses - it's a split single-coil, so you can count on your thunderous bass riffs to drive through the mix with clarity. The Alnico V magnets offer a strong, beefy low-end, tight midrange, and bright, clear highs for an exceptionally well-balanced sound reminiscent of the very first Precision bass. Every detail is captured.
It's not enough to just sound '50s. It has to feel '50s, too. Fender have answered your call by making sure that every aspect of the 1957 Precision Bass has the unique, vintage feel that guitarists crave in a Custom Shop model. A lightweight two-piece alder body lets you move freely on stage, while a cutaway gives you effortless access to the upper frets. Fender know better than anyone that a guitar should feed your creativity. And this Custom Shop model is no exception.
It's not just the body, though. A '57 soft "V" shaped neck fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, whilst providing that authentic feel you want. And it's layered with a sleek maple fretboard. This means your hands can roam across every inch of the guitar's fingerboard and perform every riff with ultimate precision. It'll take seconds to fall in love with playing this bass.
What makes a Fender Custom Shop guitar so special? There's an endless list of answers. But one of the most recognised features is the relic finishes. The 1957 Precision features a Journeyman Relic finish for that sought-after worn guitar look. This means your guitar has more character and you have a more personal style. The relic design simply demands audience attention. So you can be sure that every time you step on stage, it's all eyes on you. Everyone knows that a Fender Custom Shop is a rarity and with the classic sunburst paintwork to top it off, you can showcase both yourself and your guitar on stage.
An instrument of such individuality needs protecting. Which is why the Fender 1957 Precision comes with a deluxe hardshell case, certificate of authenticity and a strap. Take your cherished instrument on the road, with the peace of mind that it’ll be in pristine condition every time you play. Preventing scratching, scraping, or any other damage to your guitar, the deluxe hardshell case makes transporting between venues simple and stress-free while the strap will keep it where it belongs during performances - strapped to you. No worries. No panic. Just the excitement of performance, the way it should be.