New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the '64 Precision Bass Relic. Nearly 70 years after its groundbreaking (and ground shaking) predecessor, the instrument is loaded with looks, sound and vibe that expertly evoke the Precision Bass during one of music's most monumental years.
Its two-piece select alder body wears a Relic lacquer finish in Bleached Three-Color Sunburst, Aged Vintage White and Aged Lake Placid Blue. From the finish checking that covers the body to every last ding, dent and scar from bridge to headstock, this treatment imparts authentically worn-in look and feel and tells a story of a bass that has experienced many years of regular use in clubs and bars.
The quartersawn maple neck has a classic '60s-style Oval "C" profile, topped by a 7.25"-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo (6150) frets and a bone nut. The bass's single Custom Shop hand-wound '62 Precision Bass split-coil pickup is wound to period-correct specs that deliver warm lows and punchy midrange. Other premium features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, vintage wiring, four-saddle vintage-style bridge, vintage-style tuners, disc string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.