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Fender 60th anniversary P bass discontinued?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 4andnomore, Mar 15, 2013.


  1. 4andnomore

    4andnomore

    Nov 14, 2008
    I don't see it on the Fender site so i assume it's discontinued. Anyone know when this came about? Now I am thinking maybe I shoud hang on to the one I have posted in the classifieds :)
     
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I would imagine the P bass official release was 1951. So perhaps the 60th Anniversary bass was only made in (hang on..... let me take my shoes off so I can count higher) 2011?
     
  3. 4andnomore

    4andnomore

    Nov 14, 2008
    Yeah well no shi*, but the bass was listed on the Fender site only weeks ago. Thanks for the helpful reply though.
     
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Calm down. I was just razzin you a bit. But (and I am just guessing here) they probably kept it up there until they sold through the ones they had made (or most dealers sold through the ones they had in stock). But it wouldn't make much sense to make an anniversary bass during any year other than the anniversary year. But that's just my trying to inject logic into the conversation.
     
  5. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I have a 60th anniversary P as well and I will new sell it.

    Someone else will figure out what to do with it after I'm gone.
     
  6. winterburn69

    winterburn69

    Jan 27, 2008
    Saskatchewan
    Darn. I really wanted one of these. I guess if I'm gonna get one it better be fast.
     
  7. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Check (I hate to say this) Guitar Center's website, there's plenty of them still hanging around.
     
  8. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

    Fender has been doing this a lot since 2009.
    Short runs of instruments, for one year.
    It is an incentive to buy one fast before they are gone.
     
  9. Timmy-Watts

    Timmy-Watts Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Maybe they hope to get us focused on the new 58 and 63 reissues...
     
  10. JoeWPgh

    JoeWPgh

    Dec 21, 2012
    Just think. When we're all old geezers, we will be chuckling about the new Fender 1987 reissues.
     
  11. sailri

    sailri

    Nov 16, 2007
    Rhode Island
    Not seeing them at GC/MF/ZZounds or Sweetwater - I think they are sold out.
     
  12. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    I know for a fact that GC in Orange, CA. Had one in store. I believe Rancho Cucamonga has one, also.
     
  13. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

    Oh they have me focused on the new 58 and 63 reissues.
    I'm gassing bad.
     
  14. It will be a disheartening day when they make a vintage reissue of a bass I could have bought new. :(
     
  15. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Hello Music still has some for $1150. Might be the last chance to find a brand-new one at that price!
     
  16. I'll feel worse when I see a 2008 Am. Std. RI.

    Then I'll KNOW they have no idea what they're doing.
     

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