Fender Artist Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass Black

Fretless 4-String Bass Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Fender Artist Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass Black

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Description & Specs

"Renowned session bassist Tony Franklin is forever associated with the fretless bass, but his dedication to and mastery of the instrument is only part of what makes the Fender Artist Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass such a special instrument. The drop-D E-string tuner, specially-voiced “P/J” pickup configuration, and unmarked and unfinished fretless ebony fingerboard are all features completely unique to any Fender Precision Bass, but it’s still classically appointed with a maple “C”-shape neck, three-way switching, and an American Vintage bass bridge with four single-groove steel “barrel” saddles. A versatile blend of new and old, timeless and contemporary. Remind you of anyone?

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: Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Precision Bass®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: Fretless
Frets Size: Fretless
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Side Dot
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Truss Rod Wrench: 3/16" Hex (Allen)
Bridge Pickup: Tony Franklin Single-Coil Jazz Bass® with Hex Screw Pole Pieces and Ceramic Bar Magnets
Middle Pickup: Tony Franklin American Split Single-Coil Precision Bass®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Jazz Bass® Pickup. Position 2. Jazz Bass® and Precision Bass® Pickups. Position 3. Precision Bass® Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender® '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear with Hipshot® Bass Xtender "Drop D" on the E String
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Unique Features: Unlined Fretless Ebony Fingerboard, Precision Bass®; and Jazz Bass®; Pickups, 3-Way Pickup Switching, Matte Finish Pickup Covers, Tony Franklin Engraved Neck Plate, Hipshot®; Bass X-Tender™; Drop D Tuning Key on the E String, Tony Franklin Designed NPS Strings, Vintage Styling, Side Dot Position Markers are Located at the Fretting Points of the Fingerboard
Included Accessories: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case

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