The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.
The Precision Bass®, the world's first electric bass, represents one of the most important developments in music history. For the first time, bass players had access to a portable, precisely intonated, amplified instrument. As stated by the legendary Quincy Jones, the Fender bass was "…the one technological breakthrough that changed music forever."
Although it initially shared many design cues with the Telecaster®, such as an oversized Tele® headstock, slab body and chrome control plate, by 1954, the P-Bass® had been updated with the same sweeping curves and contoured edges of the newly launched Stratocaster®. The American Vintage II 1954 Precision Bass reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original and is offered in two colors over ash: Vintage Blonde and 2-Color Sunburst mated to a single-ply white pickguard.
Other key features include a substantial '54 "C"-shape maple neck with a 7.25" radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. The Pure Vintage 2-saddle bridge with fiber saddles, reverse open-gear tuners, finger rest and '54 Single-Coil Precision Bass® pickup deliver classic Fender thump and style.
The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.
- Ash Body
- Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
- Pure Vintage '54 Single-Coil Precision® Pickup
- "C"-Shaped Neck Profile
- Pure Vintage 2-Saddle Precision Bass® with Fiber Saddles, Serialized
- Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Tuners
- HEADSTOCK: Original Precision Bass® Shape
- NECK MATERIAL: 1-Piece Maple
- NECK FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- NECK SHAPE: 1954 "C"
- NECK CONSTRUCTION: 4-Bolt
- FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
- FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
- POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
- SIDE DOTS: Black
- NUMBER OF FRETS: 20
- TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
- TRUSS ROD NUT: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
- STRING NUT: Bone
- NUT WIDTH: 1.70" (43.2 mm)
- NUT MATERIAL: Bone
- BODY: Ash
- BODY FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- BODY SHAPE: Precision Bass®
- BODY MATERIAL: Ash
- BRIDGE: Pure Vintage 2-Saddle Precision Bass® with Fiber Saddles, Serialized
- BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
- BRIDGE MOUNTING: 3-Screw Vintage-Style Hard-Tail
- PICKGUARD: 1-Ply Parchment
- PICKUP COVERS: Black
- CONTROL KNOBS: Knurled Dome
- HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
- TUNING MACHINES: Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear
- STRING TREES: Vintage-Style Disc
- STRINGS: Fender® USA 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound (.045-.100 Gauges), PN 0739050403
- NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt
- STRAP BUTTONS: Vintage-Style
- MIDDLE PICKUP: Pure Vintage '54 Single-Coil Precision®
- PICKUP CONFIGURATIONS: Precision Bass® Single Pickup
- CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
- SWITCHING: None
Delivery & Returns
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Standard Shipping- This is the default shipping method for orders shipping to a US state that is not in the lower 48, such as Hawaii or Alaska, Puerto Rico, or an APO/AE order. Whether an order is shipped USPS or UPS is at The Music Den's discretion depending on what the situation may require.
Orders made through www.themusicden.com will only ship to United States. We are unable to ship internationally.
It may take one to two business days to process an order before it is actually shipped out.
Shipping costs will not be refunded for returns. The buyer must assume all shipping costs when returning an item.
School Servicing- Items will be delivered to the school on our next scheduled weekly visit.
In-Store Pickups- You can choose to pick items up at our Randolph Store. Please call ahead to make sure that your item is at the store before coming to pick it up. Be prepared to present identification and the purchasing credit card during pickup.
Curbside Pickups- Between 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday, you can choose to pick items up at our Randolph Store and have them brought out to you. Please wait for a confirmation email that your item is ready to be picked up. When you arrive you can call the store at 973-927-5800. Be prepared to present identification and the purchasing credit card during pickup.
30 Day Easy Return Guarantee
The Music Den wants you to be fully satisfied with your purchase. The Music Den has a cash back return policy for all online returns 30 days from the date of sale. (Note: This does not apply to Reverb. Please see Reverb for their specific policies. For In-store purchases please refer to your receipt.) Please read the items below carefully to ensure that your Item Return is done correctly.
To return an item purchased online from www.themusicden.com, you must notify The Music Den within 30 days from the date of the sale to receive an RA#.
All returns must have an RA# (Return Authorization Number). To receive an RA#, Please call 1-800-479-1189 or click here to send us an email. Do not forget to mention your customer number and order number so that we can expedite your request.
All Returns must be received by the Music Den within 10 days of the day you received the RA#.
All shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer and are non-refundable.
The following items cannot be returned: Sheet Music, Books, Reeds, Strings, Harmonicas, Microphones, Clothing, CD's, Videos, DVD's, and Software.
Returned items must be in their original condition and packaging. Returned items not in their original condition will be charged a 15% restocking fee.
Special orders can only be returned at the discretion of a Store Manager with a restocking fee added. All deposits on special orders are non-refundable.
When you ship your item, make sure that your RA# is printed clearly on the outside of the package.
Ship the item to:
The Music Den
1030 Route 10 West
Randolph, NJ 07869
For answers to any questions about our return policy, please call 1-800-479-1189 or click here to send us an email.