1953 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®


Model #: 9236081234

1953 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, Aged Nocaster® Blonde

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1953 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, Aged 2-Color Sunburst

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1953 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, Aged Black

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1953 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, Aged Nocaster® Blonde

More about 1953 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®

New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the ’53 Precision Bass Journeyman Relic. Exactly 70 years after its groundbreaking (and ground shaking) predecessor, the instrument is loaded with looks, sound and vibe that expertly evoke the Precision Bass in one of its earliest incarnations.

The two-piece select slab ash body is most conducive to sweet midrange and tight lows, and is wrapped in cool Journeyman Relic flash coat lacquer finishes in Aged Nocaster® Blonde, Aged Black and Aged Two-Color Sunburst. This special treatment imparts the look of a bass that has changed hands or been handed down over the years, mostly played around the house and the occasional jam session or weekend gig. This generally well-cared-for look includes light finish checking, several “friendly” down-to-the-wood nicks and dings, some dulling of the hardware, and general moderate playing wear. The look of a very lucky find, in short.

The one-piece quartersawn maple neck has a ’51-style “U” profile and is thicker at the body end, with a slight taper toward the nut for feel that’s big and round but not cumbersome; topped by a 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium vintage (47095) frets and a bone nut. Beneath the early-’50s-era chrome cover sits a single Custom Shop hand-wound Vintage Precision Bass pickup with vintage wiring for full and warm low-end power and tone. Other premium features include a single-ply black phenolic pickguard (parchment on Two-Color Sunburst and Aged Black models), two-saddle vintage-style bridge with fiber saddles and chrome cover, vintage-style tuners, disc string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1953 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, Aged Nocaster® Blonde
Model Number: 9236081234
Series: Time Machine
Color: Aged Nocaster® Blonde

Body

Body
Body Shape: Precision Bass®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash Slab Body with No Contours
Body Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1951 "U"
Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Vintage (47095)
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.70" (43.2 mm)
Headstock: Telecaster®
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
Neck Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer with Dark Tint
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck
Position Inlays: Black Micarta, 0.25" (6.35 mm)

Electronics

Electronics
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55 Single-Coil Precision Bass®
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: None
Pickup Configuration: Single Coil

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 2-Saddle Vintage Precision Bass® with Fiber Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound (.055-.105 Gauges), PN 0739050406
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
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    1953 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, Aged Nocaster® Blonde

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    1953 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, Aged 2-Color Sunburst

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    1953 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, Aged Black

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