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New (high-res) Pics Fender AV '58 P-bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mastermold, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

  2. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    Looks just like the AVR 57.
  3. Interesting. It says that the finish is Urethane and not Nitro, is that a typo?
  4. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Must be. I got a GC flyer with a pic of the new Fender 70's AV but the description was for the '64. It happens.
  5. Will Kelly

    Will Kelly

    Mar 3, 2010
    Yeah, but several hundred dollars more. :p
  6. Oohhh, the white blonde one sure looks sweet, hope it yellows well with age! Now I'm torn between this and the 60th anniversary P...
  7. ggoat!!!

    ggoat!!! Banned

    Apr 6, 2008
    The un-tinted neck looks like @$$.
  8. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    The specs say the nut width is 1.735". That's a new one on me. I always thought P-Bass nut widths were either 1.75 or 1.625".

    Also, like ggoat, I prefer the tinted maple board over the lighter version.
  9. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Custom shop has been doing them that way forever on NOS basses. Takes just a few years to naturally yellow.
  10. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    The necks had those dimensions until a bit later when the C necks and optional B necks became the norm.

    I like the looks, the neck will amber up as it ages. I like looking at @$$.
  11. Looks very expensive for a pretty dull looking P, (not a big fan of black basses).
  12. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    It looks like my MIM 50's classic.....
  13. BrentSimons

    BrentSimons Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Vergennes,VT USA
    I wish they had tinted the neck...just a wittle bit:)

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    I would WAY rather have the untinted neck... if you've seen the AV's of the last few years the neck tint was pretty orange and IMO not very "aged" looking. The finish on these instruments does tend to yellow pretty quickly anyway. I can't wait to check out the new '63 AV Precision!
  15. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    The 58's just look wrong without the tint, IMO. You can't really tell that it's a gloss finish either. I don't know...the whole 'accuracy' thing is bunk, between the mint pickguards, lack of tint and 'faded' sonic blue. Meh.

    Still might buy one though.
  16. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

  17. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Is there some major glue/fret sprout weirdness on the right lower edge of the burst 63 fingerboard on sweetwaters site, or am I crazy?
  18. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    I really like the tinted neck on my Classic '50s and AV '57, and I prefer the two-color sb over the three-tone. Glad I got mine.
  19. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    It's silly to complain about the tint. They're trying to re-create the similar way they made the originals which did not have tint.

    I see they also corrected the shape of the chrome pickup cover to the correct flat-top intead of the rounded arch.
  20. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    They didnt have 'mint' guards either.