Fender American Vintage II 1954 4-String Precision Bass (Vintage Blonde, Right-Handed)

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Fender American Vintage II 1954 4-String Precision Bass (Vintage Blonde, Right-Handed)

  • Fender American Vintage II 1954 4-String Precision Bass (Vintage Blonde, Right-Handed)
  • Vintage Style Tweed case, Crushed Red Interior
  • Owner Manual
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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Fender American Vintage II 1954 4-String Precision Bass (Vintage Blonde, Right-Handed)

The Fender American Vintage II 1954 Precision Bass presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary design that altered the course of musical history. Built with the period-accurate body, neck, and hardware, premium finish, and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, it captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

Precision Bass

The Precision Bass, the world’s first electric bass, represents one of the most important developments in music history. For the first time, bass players had access to a portable, precisely intonated, amplified instrument. As stated by the legendary Quincy Jones, the Fender bass was “the one technological breakthrough that changed music forever.”


Although it initially shared many design cues with the Telecaster, such as an oversized Tele headstock, slab body, and chrome control plate, by 1954, the P-Bass had been updated with the same sweeping curves and contoured edges of the newly launched Stratocaster. The American Vintage II 1954 Precision Bass reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original.

Other Features

Other key features include a substantial 54 C-shape maple neck with a 7.25-Inch radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. The Pure Vintage 2-saddle bridge with fiber saddles, reverse open-gear tuners, finger rest and 54 Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup deliver classic Fender thump and style. The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on the 50s and 60’s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

Ash Body

Ash is a warm-toned wood with clear, bright highs, a defined midrange, and a beautiful grain pattern.

7.25-Inch Radius Maple Fingerboard

The 7.25-Inch radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

1954 C-Shape Neck

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

Pure Vintage 54 Single-Coil Precision Bass Pickup

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins, and alnico magnets.

Vintage-Style Hardware

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound, and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original 50s and 60s era Fender factory machines.


Number of Strings4-String
CutawayDouble Cutaway
Body MaterialAsh
Neck TypeBolt-on Neck
Right/Left HandedRight-Handed

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