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Fender Precision '57 Reissue nitro or poly finish?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sideFX, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. sideFX


    Feb 14, 2013
    ...what it says on the title, do these bases have nitro or poly finish?
  2. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    If it's a USA RI, it should be nitro.
  3. sideFX


    Feb 14, 2013
    yes, I'm not talking about the mexican one.

    Is there any other '57 reissue besides the mim and the usa made??
  4. I believe there is /was a MIJ/CIJ version. I have a early 80s '57 Strat (American-not sure Fullerton or not) and I believe it's poly. Great guitar. Not sure on basses from this era.
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  6. sideFX


    Feb 14, 2013
    The one I'm looking is made in 2012, so it should be a US made with nitro finish.

    Thanks for the input guys, really helpfull.

    One more question though, what pups do those US made ones have?
  7. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    The made in US 2012 will have one of two variants of the US Fender Original Pickup (formerly called '62RI)...

    Either the pole pieces will be flat or slightly beveled and be raised under the A string or will be beveled and of matching heights. Both are Alnico wound to 10.5k on a fiber bobbin. Pretty much identical.
  8. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    A 57' RI pickup with raised A string poles.
  9. sideFX


    Feb 14, 2013
  10. Dave M

    Dave M

    Jun 12, 2005
    upper left corner
    It's both. It's not 100% lacquer, and so not 100% nitro lacquer. It's a mist of some sort of lacquer top, but it starts with a poly base sealer.
    It's nothing like you would see or feel on, say, a Gibson.

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