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Fender Custom Shop Precision Bass Thinline?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by D.M.N., Aug 1, 2012.

  1. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O)))) Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    So, while perusing the wares at Ishibashi, I stumbled upon this interesting piece:


    Anyone else ever heard of these or seen another one? It has the Custom Shop neck plate and headstock logo, and Ishibashi being a reputable dealer, I have no doubt that this is authentic.. So what's the deal on it? And why the heck has Fender not put it into production regularly? I think it's awesome, and would love to rock the heck out of one. The black peg head is an interesting touch, and it might be even cooler with a maple board, but still, thought it was pretty sweet and worth posting.
  2. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    They have been around for a while.
    I have never seen one with a CS neck plate though.
  3. WOW! Put an unlined ebony neck on that and I would buy that the day it was released... Where is this Fender?
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    That looks nice.
  5. JumboJack


    Dec 31, 2007
    Nice...But the BAII kinda takes away from the retro vibe..
  6. Yeah, I was thinking that too... Imagine a bridge cover on it.

    Fender, can I get a job?
  7. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O)))) Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yeah, a vintage style bridge would be better.

    I've seen the Fender Japan Thinline Precisions with the mudbuckers and a jazz pickup at the bridge, and the other ones with the wooden acoustic bridge and P pickup, but never with the 70s style pickguard. They really should introduce this into standard production, like they have with the Thinline Jazz in Japan.
  8. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    Agreed on the bridge.

    I bet that thing sounds delicious!
  9. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City

    As long as it had a J pup. Not sure that a P has enough top end sustain to be a fretless.
  10. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    That's a very handsome bass.
  11. back2thefuture


    Aug 26, 2011
    the f-hole and BAIII bridge clash to me. too much going on. beautiful burst though.

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