NBD- Fender Blue Flower ‘54 Tele Reissue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassDogDoc, Aug 13, 2020.

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    New Bass Day!
    Finally able to fill my ‘GAS’ tank with a long desired Fender CIJ Blue Flower ‘54 Reissue Telecaster Precision Bass.

    This one dates from ‘93-‘94 and is basically in mint condition.

    It didn’t come with the clear acrylic pickguard so I had to track down someone who had a template for a custom replacement as I discovered the holes don’t line up with any other Fender bass models.

    A surprisingly difficult task, but many thanks go to TB member kodiakblair from across the pond in Falkirk, Scotland and his eBay contact, earlpilanz, for a perfect-fit replacement.

    My only mod: I play 4-string basses w/a BEAD setup.

    This one sounds AMAZING with my stable of vintage Acoustic Control Corp amps from the early ‘70s, too!

    Specs listed below the pics... enjoy some retro Flower Power!

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    MODEL NAME: Blue Flower ´54 Reissue Precision Bass
    MODEL NUMBER: 025-4100-(550)
    SERIES: Limited Edition Series
    COLORS: (550) Blue Flower (Polyurethane Finish)
    BODY: Basswood
    NECK: Maple (Gloss Polyurethane Finish)
    MACHINE HEADS: Vintage Style Reverse Tuning Machines
    FINGERBOARD: Maple (7.25" Radius/184 mm)
    NO. OF FRETS: 20 Vintage Style Frets
    PICKUPS: 1 Original Single-Coil Precision Bass Pickup
    CONTROLS: Volume, Tone
    BRIDGE: 2 Saddle Style ´51 P-Bass
    HARDWARE: Chrome
    STRINGS: (now strung w/the BEAD strings of D’Addario 170-5 Roundwounds)
    PICKGUARD: 1-Ply Clear
    SCALE LENGTH: 34" (864 mm)
    WIDTH AT NUT: 1.750" (44.5 mm)
    UNIQUE FEATURES: Blue Flower Finish, Clear Acrylic Pickguard, Original Precision Telecaster Headstock Shape
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2020
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  2. Congratulations! Looks great!
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  3. donkeygrl


    Aug 28, 2013
    Woohoo!!! Glad you were able to find that pickguard!!! Welcome to the Flower Power gang! ;):bassist::hyper: I love mine!
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  4. A real beauty. I don't understand why Fender didn't/doesn't try other versions of this theme beyond the flower and paisley. Perhaps a plaid? Houndstooth?

    (those splatter-paint ones don't count, before anyone answers with one of those uggos)
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  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    really neat ax you've put together! love the look --- way fun! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  6. dmt


    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol
    Looks great; must be a lot of fun :thumbsup:
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