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Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1951 Precision Bass Relic Pink Paisley

SKU 08FCS031
by Fender
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Original price $ 4,950.00 - Original price $ 4,950.00
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$ 4,950.00
$ 4,950.00 - $ 4,950.00
Current price $ 4,950.00

Fender Custom Shop

Here we have one of the most attention-grabbing basses to ever come into Truetone Music - and we've had a lot of unique basses land here!  Introducing the Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1951 Precision Relic, in Pink Paisley.

The debut of the Precision Bass in 1951 is arguably one of the most important milestones of the 20th Century. The P Bass® gave bass players a means to be heard clearly while eliminating the need to lug around a heavy (and fragile) upright bass. It also profoundly changed the sound of popular music and gave birth to a slew of new musical styles.  The Vintage Custom 1951 Precision Bass offers the appointments that made the original the undisputed champion of working bassists the world over, including a supremely comfortable tinted quartersawn maple neck with a 7.25" fingerboard radius, '51-‘55 P Bass bridge with vintage fiber bridge saddles and flatwound strings.  If you're looking for an bass with a vintage feel, this is it - the '51 "U" neck shape has a lot of meat to it, and provides plenty of grip.  It also boasts an original slab-style P Bass body with a lacquer finish.  It's super light for a P Bass like this, coming in at just 8.5 pounds.

What really makes this bass stand out, of course, is the aesthetic: we chose to do this one as a Relic in Pink Paisley.  No, it wasn't done like this back in the early '50's, but that's part of the magic of the Custom Shop.  Imagine an original 1951 P Bass, later given the Pink Paisley treatment, and then played on tour for decades.  We imagine that this would be the result.  The experts in the Custom Shop absolutely nailed it here.  

Other features include a 2-piece ash body sorted for lightweight and cut just like an original '51 P bass, 20 vintage frets, '55 P Bass pickup for authentic old-school Fender sound, volume and tone controls, bone nut, round string retainer and vintage-style tuning machines.  Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.  

A living legend, this Precision Bass sounds just as good now as the original did back in 1951.   Come to Club Fender @ Truetone Music to see this beauty in person, or order right here to have it shipped to your home.


  • Part # 9231012128
  • Serial # XN3557
  • Weight: 9.3 lbs
  • Base Model: Vintage Custom 1951 Precision Bass
  • Finish Package: Relic with Nitro Lacquer
  • Color:  Pink Paisley
  • Body: Ash (sort for lightweight)
  • Neck: Quartersawn maple with medium tint
  • Neck Shape:  '51 P Bass "U"
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Frets: Vintage
  • Nut Width: 1.700"
  • Depth at 1st Fret: .940"
  • Depth at 12th Fret: .990"
  • Nut: Bone:
  • String Retainer: Round
  • Pickguard: Clear/Paisley
  • Knobs: Chrome (Nocaster)
  • Pickups: 1955 P Bass
  • Bridge: 51 - 55 P Bass with Vintage Fiber Saddles
  • Tuners: Vintage
  • Thumbrest: Maple
  • Strings: Fender Flatwound (055-070-090-105)
  • Case: Tweed