Fender American Vintage '63 P Bass - 3-Color Sunburst

4-string Electric Bass with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 1 Split Single-coil Pickup - 3-Color Sunburst
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Classic Tone and Playability

If you're into vintage Fenders, you'll fall in love with the American Vintage '63 Precision Bass as soon as you pick it up. Its slightly wider neck is topped with a highly playable round-lam rosewood fingerboard featuring clay-colored dot markers. An alder body delivers the full, balanced tone that's since become an enduring part of popular music. A split single-coil pickup yields the characteristic growl that P Bass players know and love. The bassists here at Sweetwater love the period-correct feel and vibe of this bass guitar. The Fender American Vintage '63 Precision Bass is packed with the classic tone, looks, and playability of an instrument that changed music forever.

Fender American Vintage '63 Precision Bass at a Glance:
  • Painstaking vintage accuracy graces this guitar
  • Beauty, tone, and playability
  • The magic of Fender's American Vintage series
Painstaking vintage accuracy graces this guitar

For the American Vintage '63 Precision Bass, Fender tracked down several of the original '63s and exhaustively analyzed them to ensure a painstaking level of vintage accuracy. Every facet of the original instruments - including minute details such as curves, perimeters, radii and more - was examined, measured, evaluated, and ultimately incorporated into the American Vintage '63 Precision. What you see in this remarkable axe is more than the sum of its parts. It's a highly playable, eminently musical-sounding re-creation of an iconic instrument that changed music forever.

Beauty, tone, and playability

With Fender's American Vintage '63 Precision Bass, there's genius in the details. This remarkable guitar's beauty, tone, and playability are no accident. Originally sporting a non-contoured "slab" body at its 1951 launch, the Precision received its first makeover for the '54/'55 model year, gaining the comfortable Strat-like body contours we know and love. In 1957, Fender gave its groundbreaking electric bass its second design overhaul, which included an innovative, hum-canceling split single-coil pickup that pumps out a strong fundamental with a dose of characteristic "P Bass growl." In 1958, a rosewood slab fretboard replaced the Precision's one-piece maple neck; in '62, Fender switched to radiused and laminated rosewood fingerboards. All that rich history is here, in the American Vintage '63 Precision Bass. It all adds up to the best-playing, sounding, and looking vintage-flavored production P Bass yet.

The magic of Fender's American Vintage series

Since its introduction in the early 1980s, Fender's American Vintage series has been the go-to source for the last word in original-era model year guitars. With today's American Vintage guitars, Fender has gone back to the drawing board with new features, new specs and the most fanatical level of vintage accuracy yet. They've restored original tooling dies, voiced new pickups, reformulated vintage colors, and more - based on actual vintage guitars. From its flawless vintage looks, to its impeccable tone and playing feel, there's pure magic in the Fender American Vintage '63 Precision Bass!

Fender American Vintage '63 Precision Bass Features:
  • 34" scale length; comfortable contoured body
  • Large "C" profile 1-piece maple neck; nut width: 1.74"
  • 7.25"-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets
  • Vintage-style heel-adjust truss rod
  • American Vintage split single-coil '63 Precision Bass pickup with chrome cover
  • American Vintage Bass bridge with threaded-steel barrel saddles and chrome cover
  • American Vintage reverse open-gear tuning machines
  • Lower-Mounted finger rest

Experience the Fender American Vintage '63 Precision Bass in all its glory!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Precision
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color 3-Color Sunburst
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Lacquer
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 7.25" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20, Vintage Style
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.74"
Bridge/Tailpiece American Vintage Bass with Threaded Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Tuners American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear
Number of Pickups 1
Middle Pickup American Vintage Split Single-Coil '63 Precision Bass
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Strings Fender USA 7250M, (.045-.105)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 0191010800

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American Vintage '63 Vintage

This vintage reissue p-bass is just incredible,from the moment i opened up the case it felt as if i were back in time with the feel and sound of a true '63. i wasn't sure at first if i should get this model but after playing it it absolutely was worth it,i am really impressed at how fender has gone back to their roots with these vintage models.

Fender American Vintage '63 Bass -3-Color Sunburst

Absolutely "AMAZING" the moment i opened up the case i was blown away by the look of this P-Bass,plus all the vintage info from the 60's and also comes with a set of flatwounds if that is your style of playing, it sounds just as good unplugged. a definite winner from Fender Vintage Series basses,and worth the price. congrats to anyone who owns one or will be...and thank you to Sweetwater and ask for Dylan.
See also: Fender, Fender 4-string Bass Guitars