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Whats this Fender P-Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sleeq, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. How's it a 59? with "Maple Frets" From FENDERs own site...Might be a simple answer...

    '59 Precision Bass®

    1959 was a transitional year for the P Bass®. Rosewood fretboards replaced the one-piece maple neck. Meticulously built to replicate the original, these models also feature alder (3-Color Sunburst) or ash (Vintage Blonde and White Blonde) bodies, a “C”-shape maple neck, vintage split single-coil pickups and a gold anodized pickguard. Accompanied by a Tweed case, strap, cable and polishing cloth.

  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Maple Frets are the best kind!!! :hyper:
  3. phunku


    Jan 9, 2008
    London, England
    I want me some of those Maple frets baby! alright! :D
  4. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    That's a 70's style decal.
  5. Funkdrawer4

    Funkdrawer4 Registered Abuser

    If it only came with panknobs and maple frets.I'd have that for breakfast.
  6. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    1959 was a transision year.

    I've played three different "real" 1959's.

    The first was a Ash body, trans white maple fingerboard, anodized pickguard.
    Much like a 1958.

    The second, Alder body, LPB, rosewood fingerboard. anodized pickguard.

    The third, alder body, sunburst, rosewood fingerboard, tort. pickguard.

    All had wonderful neck profiles.

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