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Fender Fender American Original 50s Precision Bass Maple Fingerboard 2-Color Sunburst

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Fender American Original 50s Precision Bass Maple Fingerboard 2-Color Sunburst

The Fender American Original '50s P Bass MN, 2-Tone Sunburst delivers the authentic tone and looks of the 1950's classic. Crafted with the familiar Precision bass shape, players can easily reach the higher frets for a comfortable performance. Just like the original P-Bass, this new addition is equipped with a Pure Vintage '58 P Bass Split-Coil pickup, which is authentically manufactured using traditional components to produce that classic, warm tone. As well as providing an iconic tone, the American Original '50s P Bass features a full host of vintage-inspired appointments for the modern player.

American Original Series

The American Original Series, is the latest from Fender. Unlike previous series of guitar and basses that focus on specific years, the American Original lineup focuses on decades, providing the modern player with a full host of vintage-inspired designs from yesteryear. Each instrument features a modern fingerboard radius, along with original Fender style and tone.

Iconic Precision Bass Body

With an iconic Precision bass body, players can benefit from the two asymmetrical cutaways, which not only provide a pleasing aesthetic appeal, but promote the access to the upper fingerboard. Furthermore, its body is slim, sleek, and contoured to ensure long practice sessions and live performances are as comfortable as possible. The American Original P-Bass also features a lacquer finish which not only enables the wood breathe naturally, but will age in a distinctively appealing manner.

Pure Vintage ’58 P Bass Split-Coil Pickup

The Fender American Original '50s P Bass is equipped with a split-coil, Pure Vintage ’58 P Bass pickup. Just like the original P-bass from the 1950's, this pickup replicates the warmth and clarity, with superb accuracy. Designed as period-correct as possible, this pickup is constructed with enamel coated coil wire, as well as cloth-covered output wires, fibre bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. Will all these traditional components, modern players can once again achieve those iconic tones we all know and love.

The History of the Precision Bass

Debuted in late 1951, the Precision Bass guitar was not only Fender's first bass guitar, it was the world's first bass guitar and a new kind of instrument. The Precision Bass (Often shortened to P-Bass), has spent well over half a century at the very heart of music of all kinds everywhere, with its two-horned solid body and fretted neck, the Precision Bass profoundly revolutionised music. Reigning ever since as a must-have instrument, this elegantly simple and enormously powerful instrument is the worldwide standard for bass tonality, performance, reliability and overall excellent.


  • Pure Vintage ’58 P Bass Split-Coil delivers warm, vintage tones
  • Iconic Precision body offers comfortable playing experience
  • Original Fender style & tonal characteristics
  • Vintage-tall frets eliminates fretting out, for a crisp tone
  • 2-Tone sunburst finish offers authentically eye-catching appearance
  • Lacquer finish allows for the wood to breathe naturally
  • Vintage style hardware for classic '50s look and feel



  • Model Name: Fender American Original '50s P Bass MN, 2-Tone Sunburst
  • Model Number: 0190102803
  • Series: American Original
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Colour: 2-Tone Sunburst


  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-On
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Scale Length: 34''
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' (241mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Vintage Tall
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 44mm
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage ’58 P Bass Split-Coil
  • Controls: Volume & Tone
  • Hardware: Nickel/ Chrome
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
  • Pickguard: Gold Anodized Aluminum
  • Case: Vintage Tweed Case
  • Accessories: Thumb Rest

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