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New 2014 Custom Shop P-Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sleeq, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola

    Jan 26, 2013
    i am diggin that relic!:bassist:
  2. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Meh. They don't do anything for me.
  3. adez23


    Dec 8, 2013
    I usually don't like artificial relic marks, but that relic is beautiful.
  4. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    THIS Is a thing of astounding beauty, IMO!!!

  5. grrg63


    Dec 14, 2005
    The white-on-white is pretty sharp.
  6. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    I'm digging the new bridge.
  7. Ditto to the white on white. When I saw that on the Fender site a couple days ago I was really diggin on it until I noticed the price and realized it's out of range for me.

    Now, I'm a Fender fan till I die and they've got a pile of my money; but does the Proto look like a slightly dolled up Cabronita P to anyone else?
  8. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    The '64 is cool but I already have a real one. The "proto" is interesting, looking like the Fender Cabronita with the new bridge and a different (51 style) pick guard. Wonder how it sounds.
  9. 6stringpanda


    Aug 9, 2013
    +1-was going to say something negative until I saw it in White!!!! Beautiful
  10. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Yeah the white is pretty. I dig it.
  11. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Looks like the price for the Proto is $3,440.
  12. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    If I could I would!
  13. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

  14. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    Tax refund...? My wife got a hot tub last year...
  15. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Yes, the white/white got my attention too! I also dig the burst proto.

    My favorite is definitely the heavy relic. I sold my "authentic" relics when I switched to five string in Y2K, but even though they had "genuine" wear they were finished in poly, and did not look nearly as cool as most "fake" relics done on nitro. My next bass purchase will be a heavily-relic'd 5 string P-bass with nitro finish.
  16. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    I've always loved the look of the early 50s P-bass. The proto Precision definitely looks like the original.
  17. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    The guys at Fender are smart. They know that people born in 64 are turning 50 this year so they issue a limited custom shop relic'ed 64 bass at a price point just under $4K.
    Next year we will probably see something special from the 65 vintage!

    I like the instrument and it's vintage vibe, it's just quite expensive for (arguably) what it is. The vintage reissue series delivers more value IMHO.
  18. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    That is pretty cool looking! The pickup looks closer to the bridge than on the Cabronita basses, so I imagine the bass is a bit brighter as a result?
  19. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    What everyone else says: the white-on-white kills!