Fender's famed Custom Shop has come up with two bass designs to mark 2014: the Proto Precision Bass, and the Time Machine 1964 Heavy Relic Precision Bass.
2014 Fender Custom Shop Proto Precision Bass
Proto Series models (formerly Pro Series) are the Fender Custom Shop’s proving-ground instruments, built with distinctive features typically requested for Master Built guitars and basses. We’ve incorporated several such features into a special custom instrument—the 2014 Proto Precision Bass ($4,300 MSRP), which has a hand-selected alder body and a one-piece quartersawn hard rock maple neck with a smooth satin finish. Other features include a 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, custom TV Jones® Thunderblade pickup, high-mass RSD bass bridge, and vintage-style tuners. Available in Arctic White, Black and Faded Three-color Sunburst finishes.
2014 Fender Custom Shop Time Machine 1964 Heavy Relic Precision Bass
With its great tonal warmth and easy playability, the Precision Bass is a longtime mainstay in all types of music that remains indispensable in the arsenals of bassists everywhere. 1964 was an especially great year for the Precision Bass, which provided the foundation groove on so many great Motown, Stax, surf and other cool records of that era. The Fender Custom Shop celebrates the 50th anniversary of that year’s model by recreating the ’64 Precision ($4,600 MSRP) with a beautiful heavy-relic Three-color Sunburst finish and the long sought-after “L Series” neck plate. With consummate cool, it evokes the great vibe, tone and feel of that musically vital year and its enduring classic sounds.
More information at fendercustomshop.com.