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2001 Fender Custom Shop 1951 50th Anniv. Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by D Bopp, Aug 1, 2011.


  1. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Does anyone have one of these? I think I just picked one up. Mine is serial number A003, has the phenolic saddles, bakelite guard, and pickup ground wire. The COA doesn't say anything about being a 50th anniv model, but I don't think they were making another version of this bass in 2001.

    Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    That's what that is alright. I've only seen one in Hollywood back around 2002. But I still have (and re-read alot) the old BP mag that showcased that bass in Oct 2001.
    Nice score man!

    Forgot to mention:
    The Custom shop did the 51 in 1991 as a 40th anniv, and again in 2001 for the 50th anniv.
     
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  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Looks real cool & playable! Congrats!
     
  5. selowitch

    selowitch

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    That Butterscotch Blonde finish is ultra-yummy! It probably sounds and plays great, too. Nice acquisition!
     
  6. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I found my old Bass Player mag from 2001 with the article about the bass. Pretty cool. Does anyone own one of these as well? Btw, thanks Caca De Kick for the verification!
     
  7. '51 P-Man

    '51 P-Man

    Jan 24, 2007
    I have number A011. These were a limited edition production, of just 15 examples. Very rare bass you have there. The 40th Anniversary examples weren't limited, but these 50th were strictly limited run.
     
  8. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    That is super super nice!!
     
  9. This is.......wait a second...............:awesome.
     
  10. Pet Sounds

    Pet Sounds

    Mar 8, 2009
    Beautiful! I have the production anniversary model, but haven't seen many (if any) of these on the market. Excellent score!
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    That is super, super nice.
    I still have that BassPlayer mag.

    Congrats on a great find!
     
  12. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    NYC
  13. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
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    This thread is from August 2011 --- wonder if he still has this bass?
     
  14. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Unfortunately I don't have it any more. My friend and fellow TB'er Ian Allison is now the proud owner.
     
  15. f64

    f64

    Oct 31, 2009
    The 40th Anniversary production run was limited to 51 pcs. There is one on eBay for sale. Seller is asking $3,200. I put in a lower offer but was shot down.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/290820416129?ssPageName=STRK:MEBOFFX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1427.l2649
     
  16. f64

    f64

    Oct 31, 2009
    D Bopp, congrats on that bass - it's beautiful!
     
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    curiously, the one on ebay has the wrong bridge saddles, and no covers...and the tug-bar is the wrong color, I think.
     
  18. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    That's because in 1991 they weren't exact on any model they made, if you looked at other ones they did. That was the first time in decades that US Fender made a single coil bass, especially the custom shop in their infancy. They did really good on it though. Japan Fender had been making their production RI for a while at that point.
     
  19. jvdb

    jvdb

    Jul 26, 2006



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