Fender Road Worn '50s Precision Bass - 2-Color Sunburst

Electric Bass with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 1 Single-coil Pickup - 2-color Sunburst
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The Look and Feel of a Well-loved P-Bass in a Brand-new Instrument!

The Fender Road Worn Precision Bass solidbody electric bass guitar gives you the looks and feel of a well-loved vintage P-Bass that's seen plenty of playing action. Strap on the Road Worn Precision Bass and you'll appreciate the vintage-style design, complete with an alder body that's worn to perfection - in a brand new instrument! This bass features a maple neck and fingerboard, and its split single-coil pickup provides that classic, distinctive P-Bass sound. If you want a new bass guitar but prefer the looks and feel of a "broken in" axe, look no further than the Road Worn Precision Bass!

Fender Road Worn Precision Bass Solidbody Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Color: 2-color sunburst
  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Maple with 7.25" radius
  • No. of frets: 20, vintage
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Nut Width: 1.750"
  • Hardware: Nickel/chrome
  • Tuning keys: Vintage-style reverse tuning machines
  • Bridge: American Vintage Precision Bass
  • Pickguard: Gold-anodized aluminum
  • Pickups: One split single-coil
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Deluxe gig bag included

The Fender Road Worn Precision Bass looks and feels like a well-loved vintage instrument!
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 2-color Sunburst
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Lacquer
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 7.25" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20, Vintage Style
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.75"
Bridge/Tailpiece American Vintage Precision Bass Bridge
Tuners Vintage-style Reverse Tuning Machines
Number of Pickups 1
Middle Pickup Precision Bass Split Single-coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Strings Fender Super Bass 7250ML, (.045-.100)
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0131712303

Customer Reviews

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A great P

After reading numerous favorable reviews, I decided to give this bass a shot. Thanks to Sweetwater's great feature of listing the actual weight of the instrument you're purchasing (kudos, guys!), I purchased one that was nice & light (8 lbs 3 oz).Public opinion remains mixed on the 'relic' finish (doesn't bother me), but that aside, the fit & finish on this bass is great - lots of quality attention to detail. In my opinion, it plays, feels & sounds like a Custom Shop quality instrument. Don't let the 'Made in Mexico' aspect steer you away - I also own an American Standard Precision (5 string), and the Road Worn more than holds it's own against it's higher priced sibling.Kyle Malone was extremely friendly & helpful during the whole sales process. He & his team members do a great job - it was great dealing with them!
Music background: Semi-pro

All I can say is WoW!

Up until now I have owned 5 bass guitars from different manufacturers. I have not owned a Fender P Bass until today. This bass feels like it was custom made just for me! The neck fit in my hands like a glove and the balance is great. The playability is incredible. I like wide string spacing for my big fingers and no more being finger tied hitting other strings when I don't want to. The finish is awesome. I love the antique look. And, Tone! Sounds amazing! If you are on the fence about buying one don't be! Buy one now, you won't regret it! My sales engineer IsRael is such a pleasure to work with. Keep up the great service Sweetwater!
Music background: Musician

Very comfortable bass

This to me is a poor mans custom shop relic, that is a good thing. You essentially get a bass that is on par with American Fenders but has the professional relic treatment and feels amazing. Not equivalent to a $4,000 custom shop but close enough for those of us who work for a living and don't want to be scared to take a bass to a gig. The sound on this bass is just what you would hope for in a solid P bass. The vintage grooved saddle bridge made me a little nervous but after a 3 hour gig and listening to the playback, I am a fan. I am able to dial in pretty low action and the saddle screws didn't budge. I know it sounds cliche but Fender did it right back in the 50's. I gig probably about 30-45 times a year and I have found my new workhorse.
Music background: Semi-Pro Musician

Road Worn feels like an old friend!

This Fender Road Worn 50's Precision Bass I purchased through Sweetwater is by far one of the best modern mass manufactured basses I've ordered. The quality of these basses, for the money, really can't be beat. I'm a huge fan of the original mid to late 50's anodized pickguard era Fender P-Basses and own one, but it doesn't leave the house. The stock electronics aren't cheap. Most people would see them as just fine, but I have a thing for period correctness so I refitted the instrument with a period correct "raised A" pole-piece Seymour Duncan Antiquities pickup. The wide worn one-piece maple neck and fingerboard is a tip of the hat to the originals and the worn nitro lacquer on the body and neck lets the bass resonate better then any modern Fenders I've tried. This bass has become a wonderful substitute for my old bass and like my favorite worn pair of Chuck Taylor's, its feel and fit is very similar to my old friend. Kudos to Fender for making this series and to Sweetwater for selling them. Thanks guys!
Music background: Full time professional bassist/vocalist

You'll Never Go Back

This bass converted me to play P-Basses, only. Everything else sounds and feels a little thin in comparison. Just like everyone says, you feel the notes resonate in the body with these basses. Sick. Absolutely sick.
Music background: Pro Musician
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