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2023 Fender American Vintage II 1954 Precision Bass 2-Color Sunburst

by Fender
Original price $2,349.99 - Original price $2,349.99
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$2,349.99 - $2,349.99
Current price $2,349.99

The world’s first full-scale electric bass model, Leo Fender’s groundbreaking Precision Bass shook the foundations of popular music forever. For the first time, bass players had access to a portable, precisely intonated, amplified instrument.

Introduced in 1951 alongside the (recently renamed) Telecaster, the 1954 edition still took many of the same design cues—such as an oversized Tele headstock, slab body, and chrome plate. But by 1954 Fender updated its P-bass design to share the same sweeping curves and contoured edges of the newly launched Stratocaster.

American Vintage II 1954 Precision Basses feature ash bodies outfitted with a Pure Vintage ’54 Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup to deliver classic Fender thump and style, reproducing the quintessential tone and feel of the original.


  • Body: Ash
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Construction: 4-Bolt
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Headstock: Original Precision Bass Shape
  • Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '54 Single-Coil Precision
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: None
  • Pickup Configuration: S
  • Bridge: Pure Vintage 2-Saddle Precision Bass with Fiber Saddles, Serialized
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear
  • Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Tweed (Crushed Red Interior)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Fret Size: Vintage Tall
  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
  • Neck Shape: '54 "C"- shape maple neck
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"
  • Refinement Neck Material: Maple
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut Width: 1.70" (43.2 mm)
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust