You might not expect the Green Day bassist to be a full-on acolyte of the original ‘50s P Bass, but here we are. Dirnt’s Road Worn Artist Precision Bass features spot-on ’51 styling with a killer Road Worn finish, classic ’51 Tele headstock shape, and a custom vintage-style ’59 split-coil pickup as well as an ash body with forearm contour, High-Mass bridge, and maple neck with custom plate. Like a classic car outfitted with a punk sneer, the Fender Artist Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass is a hot-rodded nod to the first years of the Fender electric bass.
About Fender Artist Series:
Founded by Leo Fender in 1938 as Fender’s Radio Service, what is now the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation began making electric guitars and amplifiers in 1945. The rest, as they say, is history. Creator of the world’s first mass-produced, and by far most popular, solid-bodied electric, Fender is now the world’s leading guitar manufacturer.
Developed hand-in-hand with some of the biggest artists of yesterday and today, the Fender Artist Series is a collaborative line of signature models incorporating hand-selected tonewoods and custom appointments and specs, voiced to specific tones and playing styles by our master builders and the artists themselves. Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars, Jazzmasters, and Jazz, Precision, and Jaguar basses take on new life with the help of some of music’s most revered icons.
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Precision Bass
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Road Worn Urethane
Neck Shape: Thick "C"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size Medium: Jumbo
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.59" (40.4 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Middle Pickup: Custom Vintage '59 Split Single-Coil
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Configuration: Split Single-Coil
Bridge: Fender HiMass with Chrome-Plated Zinc Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt