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Fender Custom Shop Journeyman P Bass 1957

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman 1957 P Bass  ·  Source: http://www.fendercustomshop.com/series/time-machine/1957-journeyman-relic-precision-bass-maple-fingerboard-sherwood-green-metallic/

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman P Bass 1957

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman 1957 P Bass  ·  Source: http://www.fendercustomshop.com/series/time-machine/1957-journeyman-relic-precision-bass-maple-fingerboard-sherwood-green-metallic/

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman P Bass 1957

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman 1957 P Bass  ·  Source: http://www.fendercustomshop.com/series/time-machine/1957-journeyman-relic-precision-bass-maple-fingerboard-sherwood-green-metallic/

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman P Bass 1957

Journeyman 1957 P Bass. Aged subtly to make you feel like you've owned it forever  ·  Source: http://www.fendercustomshop.com/series/time-machine/1957-journeyman-relic-precision-bass-maple-fingerboard-sherwood-green-metallic/

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman P Bass 1957

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman 1957 P Bass  ·  Source: http://www.fendercustomshop.com/series/time-machine/1957-journeyman-relic-precision-bass-maple-fingerboard-sherwood-green-metallic/

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman P Bass 1957

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman 1957 P Bass  ·  Source: http://www.fendercustomshop.com/series/time-machine/1957-journeyman-relic-precision-bass-maple-fingerboard-sherwood-green-metallic/

Fender Custom Shop have released the Journeyman Relic 1957 Precision bass first shown at NAMM 2016. The specifications are very traditional and should have a wide appeal.

First off, I have to say I really like old Precisions, as I have always enjoyed their look and feel. There’s something very comfortable-looking about a P bass and so this one appeals to me aesthetically straight away.

The relic wear is subtle, judging from the images on Fender’s website and with the gold anodised pickguard it looks just right. Everything about it screams ‘classic’, and this is what a lot of other manufacturers are trying to replicate every single day. Luckily, Fender have it in the bag when it comes to the classic ‘50s styling and look. This Custom Shop offering will no doubt be popular with Fender purists.

The neck profile is based on a 1957 soft V shape and comes in the original maple with vintage-appropriate headstock and logo. The 20 frets are medium jumbo size and so should be comfortable to play. The fretboard has black marker dots which are correct for the period as well. The neck is a 9.5” radius and has a bone nut.

The body and neck are both finished in nitrocellulose lacquer of course, which has been aged. You can get the alder body in either black, 2 colour sunburst or Sherwood metallic green. Or you can buy an ash bodied version with an aged blonde white finish.

Pickups are hand-wound ’57 Single Coil Precision with a chrome cover (the one we always remove) and, of course, there is one volume and one tone control.

Shipping is expected to begin soon.

RRP: GBP £2466 inc. hard case.

Journeyman ’57 P bass

by Jef
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