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Fender Custom Shop 60's Bass VI Journeyman Relic Wide Fade 3-Tone Sunburst With Case

SKU 08FCS026
by Fender
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Original price $ 5,600.00 - Original price $ 5,600.00
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$ 5,600.00
$ 5,600.00 - $ 5,600.00
Current price $ 5,600.00

Fender Custom Shop

The Underground Classic

Debuting in 1961, the Fender® Bass VI six-string bass quickly became a favorite secret weapon in the arsenals of producers and players seeking to add extra sonic depth to their sound. Beloved of both guitarists and bassists, the Bass VI earned its place in the mix, appearing on a surprisingly large and diverse array of recordings over the ensuing decades (Jet Harris, Glen Campbell, the Beatles, Aerosmith and the Cure to name only a few).  

If you've played a Fender Bass VI before, you know how versatile and useful it can be, especially in the studio.  If you have not, you're in for a treat.  For this one in particular, we spec'ed it out ourselves to create a unique version.  It's a vintage-styled instrument with a bit of a tweek.

With a gently aged Journeyman Relic® lacquer finish on its two-piece alder body, this beautifully crafted 60's Bass VI model radiates an impressively stylish aura.  We chose to a thin nitro finish with no poly undercoat, minimal checking, and a gorgeous Wide Fade 3-Tone Sunburst finish.  It has a rock solid quartersawn maple neck with ’60s-style oval "C” profile, 9.5”-radius dark rosewood fingerboard with narrow tall (6105) frets, making it a very comfortable neck to play.  To make it even easier to play, we had the back of the neck relic'ed heavier, to give it the extremely worn in feel.  Three shielded single-coil Jaguar pickups, traditional wiring with three pickup selector switches and bass-cut switch, master volume and tone controls give you the classic sound of a Bass VI with plenty of tonal options.

One of the main tweaks we made was utilizing RSD Bass VI bridge, designed by Scott Buehl (Masterbuilder and metal magician at the Custom Shop), for improved intonation and stability.  Be sure to look closely at the photos to check out this innovative bridge.

A four-ply nitrocellulose tortoise shell pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and “wing” string tree with nylon spacer top it off.  Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Come to Club Fender at Truetone Music to experience this amazing instrument, or get it now by ordering right here!


Part # 9231012090
Serial # R125170
Weight: 9.0 lbs
Base Model: 60's Bass VI
Finish Package: Journeyman Relic with Nitro Lacquer
Color:  3-Tone Sunburst
Body: Alder (sort for lightweight)
Finish Note: Thin Nitro Finish; No Poly Undercoat; Light Checking
Neck: Quartersawn maple with medium tint
Fretboard: Sort for Dark AAA Rosewood
Neck Shape: 60's Oval "C"
Radius: 9.5"
Frets: Narrow Tall / 6105
Nut Width: 1.555"
Depth at 1st Fret: .820"
Depth at 12th Fret: .920"
Finish Note:  Remove Finish from Back of Neck
Nut: Bone:
String Tree: Wing
Pickguard: 4-ply Tortoise Shell (light)
Pickup Covers: Aged White
Knobs: Black
Pickups: 1962 Jaguar with Flat Magnets
Bridge: RSD Bass VI Bridge
Tuners: Vintage
Wiring: Traditional Bass VI
Strings: Fender Bass VI  (25 - 95)
Case: Black Custom Shop Center Pocket
Weight: 9lbs.