Fender makes minimal modernizations to the P Bass in its Player Series Precision Bass, and that’s a good thing. Featuring an alder body with gloss finish, Player Series split single-coil pickup, “Modern C”-shape neck with 9.5”-radius fingerboard and a standard, streamlined control set, this is a purist’s take on the legendary instrument. Because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
About Fender Player 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.
Replacing the now-discontinued Standard series, the Fender Player Series honors the core Fender classics with quality construction, vintage-inspired finishes, select modern updates, and friendly price points that appeal to a range of aspiring and experienced players.
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck: Maple, Modern "C"
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard: Pau Ferro, 9.5" Radius (241 mm)
Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: White Dots
Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Pickups: Player Series Alnico 5 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)