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Fender FSR Roasted '58 P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BIGEJ2, Sep 28, 2017.


  1. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
  2. B-line

    B-line Inactive

    Very nice. I guess its the first time (at least that I've heard) of Fender roasting bodies and necks.
    Looks good, sounds good. What's not to like?
     
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  3. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    What's '58 about it?
     
  4. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Pull quote from the link......

    "Built using original tooling and based on actual 1958 models, the U.S.-made American Vintage '58 Precision Bass is a must-have for bassists who appreciate its place in history."

    Not sure that clears it up, but that's what they are saying about it. :cool:
     
  5. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Not for $2k it wasn't :laugh:
     
  6. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    It's a looker for sure. Reminds me of a '76 mocha I had quite a while back.
     
  7. D.M.N.

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

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Fender has done some roasted necks on Custom Shop instruments, this is the first time I've seen it on a production instrument. The '58 refers to the fact that this is an AVRI (American Vintage Reissue) '58 that's been roasted for the FSR. So it'll have all the appointments (hardware, logo, frets, radius, raised pole-piece pickup) of the '58 AVRI.
     
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  8. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    It's beautiful.

    Two grand is crazypants. Maybe I'll try roasting my own unfinished body over a campfire.
     
  9. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Less than half the cost of a comparably spec'd Custom Shop.
     
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  10. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    Two things: I think I'd prefer a satin, not gloss, finish and a Jazz-width neck. It's still beautiful, though, but for $2-large, I don't want to be wishing it were something else.
     
  11. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    I've sometimes thought that Fender should make a '60s kitchen table refin bass, and this looks a lot like it! Imagine a 1958 P bass that had a run in with a bottle of acetone and a dirty rag...
     
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  12. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    Rotisserie Pickin
     
  13. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    drooldrooldrool
     
  14. funkymonk13

    funkymonk13

    Aug 22, 2014
    View attachment 2767296 Siiiickk. I dont actually even like it that much but i love one-offs like this. Gotta keep it interesting.

    Edit: found a picture on a site that apparently has it in stock now. Looks cool
     
  15. B-line

    B-line Inactive

    Roasting has been proven to be a great build process. I have a Sago bass w a roasted body, and the difference in weight and tone is THERE. Roasted necks have been available on Sadowsky, Suhr, MusicMan, and more for some years now.
    Really good to see a Fender P-Bass, the benchmark of basses, being offered with this.
    Good on Fender! And for those aghast at the price...Welcome to the 21st Century! Yeah, it would be nice at a lower price point, (so would groceries!) but for a new bass, of quality, 2K is not in the stratosphere.
    I'm digging it.
     
  16. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Thoughts on black or gold hardware over the stock chrome?
     
  17. rmars

    rmars

    Jan 2, 2004
    Bettendorf, Ia
    Like the idea but it's an ugly bass....and not a good kinda ugly.....which means it will probably sound great. :meh:
     
  18. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Two grand is evidently the new one grand?

    Don't forget the S'mores.


    The color of this roasted P bass brings to mind George Harrison's walnut Tele.

    dhani_george_harrison_1968_fender_rosewood_telecaster_guitar_let_it_be.jpg
     
  19. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Gold looked good on the old walnut P basses.... I'd vote for that here.


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  20. There were no 58 P basses with black guards.

    Unless gold ano turns black when it's "roasted". :eyebrow:
     

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