Fender Custom Shop 1951 Relic Precision Bass - Melon Candy No Longer Available

4-string Electric Bass with Ash Body, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, and One Stacked '51 P Bass Pickup - Melon Candy
Item ID: PBass51RMC

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The Dawn of an Era

The Fender Custom Shop 1951 Relic Precision Bass represents the dawn of an era. In the beginning, the Precision sported a slab body without sexy contours - that would come later; but in 1951, the punchy, fundamental-rich sound of Leo Fender's electric bass changed music forever. Fender's top luthiers spec'd this superb axe with a period-correct U-profile quartersawn one-piece maple neck, and a stacked humbucker that looks like the original single-coil, but delivers classic P Bass growl without a hint of noise. Grab your piece of music history - the Fender Custom Shop 1951 Relic Precision Bass.
Fender Custom Shop 1951 Relic Precision Bass at a Glance:

  • There's history in this bass
  • Vintage vibe - with all the trimmings
  • The Relic treatment gives you real deal visuals

There's history in this bass

When Leo Fender brought his first electric bass to market, he may not have realized that over a half-century later, his creation would still be going strong. Over the years, the Precision has undergone modifications - most notably morphing from its original slab body style (which is preferred by quite a few purists) to a Strat-like contour several years after its introduction. Visually, the Fender Custom Shop 1951 Relic Precision Bass takes you right back to where it all started.

Vintage vibe - with all the trimmings

Fender Custom Shop 1951 Relic Precision Bass serves up vintage vibe, but with a few twists. Starting with the period-correct slab ash body adorned with with a gold anodized pickguard (not period-correct) Fender's Custom Shop luthiers then fitted this axe with a pickup that looks spot-on vintage - but is actually a stacked humbucker in disguise. This pup delivers classic P Bass tone - without the noise.

The Relic treatment gives you real deal visuals

Fender Custom Shop's Relic treatment creates instruments that are spittin' images of the originals. With the exceptionithout sneaking a look at the neck heel stamps, you'd be hard-pressed to distinguish the 1951 Relic Precision Bass from the real deal. This P Bass wears an aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes - standard back in the day - are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to "breathe." Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful; they also enhance the instrument's tonal qualities - giving you the look, sound, and feel of an aged classic.

Fender Custom Shop 1951 Relic Precision Bass Features:
  • Original P Bass ash slab body
  • 1-piece quartersawn maple neck with a '51 P Bass "U" profile and a 7.25" radius; medium jumbo frets
  • Stacked '51 P Bass pickup
  • Gold anodized pickguard; vintage gold hardware; Micarta nut; round string tree
  • Tweed Case and Certificate of Authenticity included

Grab a piece of music history: the Fender Custom Shop 1951 Relic Precision Bass!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 1502202810

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See also: Fender Custom Shop, Fender Custom Shop 4-string Bass Guitars