Fender American Vintage '63 Precision Bass


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A P-Bass made for the lover of those coveted vintage Fender basses: the American Vintage '63 Precision Bass.

Delving deep into Fender's rich heritage, the American Vintage series instruments give players of today an opportunity to experience the legendary tone, feel, looks and quality of classic Fender instruments from the mid-1950s to mid-1970s—all without the vintage price tag. Through extensive research and utilization of the same tooling & machinery as Fender's original instruments, the American Vintage instruments offer faithfully-recreated, vintage-accurate replicas of some of the most coveted guitars and basses in Fender history. From thinner, more authentic-looking lacquer finishes to period-correct neck shapes and specially-voiced pickups, the American Vintage series instruments are sure to take you back to the good ol' days.

In 1963, the thumping low-end tone of the Precision Bass became a crucial element in genres ranging from Motown to surf music and everything in between. Faithfully crafted in the image of original 1963 P-Bass models that had Fender tracked down, this painstaking reissue exudes vintage appeal in every way. The alder body wears an authentic-looking thin lacquer finish for exceptional tone and classic looks. Carved into the exacting profile of the originals from this year, the "C"-shaped maple neck is slightly wider and carries an accurate, superbly playable round-laminated rosewood 'board with vintage-style frets and clay-colored dot inlays. Also holding true to the P-Bass models from '63, the neck sports a vintage-style heel adjust truss rod along with a bone nut.

Specifically designed and voiced to faithfully re-create the sonic magic of the originals, the American Vintage '63 Precision Bass comes fitted with a single Vintage Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup. Other vintage-correct appointments include a set of American Vintage reverse open-gear tuning machines, a 4-saddle American Vintage Bass bridge with threaded steel "barrel" saddles, an auxiliary strap button on the back of the headstock, chrome pickup and bridge covers, and a lower-mounted finger rest. Comes with the full protection of an authentic-style, period-correct hardshell case and includes a variety of in-case reproduction extras and accessories.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Bass Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.74"
Neck Shape "C"
Fingerboard Radius 7.25"
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Round-Laminated Rosewood
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration S
Middle Pickup Vintage Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Bridge Type 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Threaded Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Fender Flash Coat Lacquer Body/Neck Finish

Vintage-Style Frets and Heel Adjust Truss Rod

Clay-Colored Dot Fingerboard Inlays

Bone Nut

Master Volume and Master Tone Controls

Nickel/Chrome Hardware

American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Tuners

Knurled Flat-Top Control Knobs

4-Bolt Serialized Neck Plate

Mounted Chrome Pickup and Bridge Covers

Lower Mounted Finger Rest

Auxiliary Strap Button on Back of Headstock
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series American Vintage
Model American Vintage '63 Precision Bass®
Warranty Info:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.