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Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass (B-STOCK) - US19090603

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This guitar is a B-Stock item, and has been labelled as such during Fender's extremely thorough quality control checks. Any minor defects are listed below.





DEFECT: THE BACK OF THE GUITAR HAS LIGHT POLISHING SCRATCHES ON IT. LIKELY DONE BY A BUFFING WHEEL

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $3,499.00

Special Price $2,299.00

Details

This guitar is a B-Stock item, and has been labelled as such during Fender's extremely thorough quality control checks. Any minor defects are listed below.

DEFECT: THE BACK OF THE GUITAR HAS LIGHT POLISHING SCRATCHES ON IT. LIKELY DONE BY A BUFFING WHEEL

FRETLESS FRANKLIN STYLE

Few rock bassists are as closely identified with fretless bass as Tony Franklin. Acclaimed for his innumerable session credits and work with Roy Harper, the Firm, Blue Murder, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and others, Franklin is a devoted and longtime Precision artist and one of the finest modern exponents of the fretless version of the instrument. The Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass delivers his style and powerful elastic tone in a model with classic looks and personalized Franklin features including two specially voiced pickups, a drop-D E-string tuner and more.

FEATURES

  • Maple neck with “C” profile
  • Three-way pickup selector switch
  • Unmarked and unfinished ebony fingerboard with side dot markers only
  • Tony Franklin designed pickups
  • American Vintage bass bridge with four single-groove steel “barrel” saddles
  • Vintage-style tuners with Hipshot® Bass Xtender drop-D tuner on the E string
"P/J" PICKUP CONFIGURATION WITH FRANKLIN BRIDGE PICKUP

This bass features the tonally versatile combination of a pummeling split single-coil Precision Bass® middle pickup and a growling Jazz Bass® bridge pickup, widely known in bass guitar circles as a "P/J" pickup configuration. The specially voiced Tony Franklin Jazz Bass single-coil bridge pickup has hex-screw pole pieces and ceramic bar magnets.

NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER FINISH

Nitrocellulose lacquer is one of the great original-era Fender electric guitar finishes, and is still used today on select instruments. Thin, porous and delicate, it’s a premium finish prized for sonic qualities that let body woods breathe with their true tonal character, and for an appearance that ages and wears in a distinctive way appealing to many players.

FRETLESS EBONY FINGERBOARD WITH NO FRET MARKERS

There’s nothing like the slippery, fluid and elastic tone of a fretless bass. A distinctly classic Fender sound since the early 1970s, it’s in better form than ever coming from Tony Franklin’s Signature Precision Bass, which features a beautiful ebony fingerboard with no fret marker lines (side dots only).

THREE-WAY BLADE PICKUP SWITCH

Because it’s a dual-pickup instrument, Tony Franklin’s signature Precision model features a three-way blade pickup switch that gives you each pickup individually or both of them together.

HIPSHOT DROP-D TUNER

The E-string tuning machine on the Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass features a Hipshot® drop-D mechanism that lets you de-tune quickly and accurately with the mere flip of a lever.

SIGNATURE-STAMPED NECK PLATE

In an extra-personalized touch, the neck plate of the Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass is engraved with his signature.

BODY

Body Material
Select Alder
Body Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape
Precision Bass®

ELECTRONICS

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
Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Jazz Bass® Pickup. Position 2. Jazz Bass® and Precision Bass® Pickups. Position 3. Precision Bass® Pickup
Configuration
SS

HARDWARE

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
4-Ply Black Moto
Control Knobs
Knurled Flat-Top
Neck Plate
4-Bolt with Artist Signature

NECK

Neck Material
Maple
Neck Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape
Modern "C"
Scale Length
34" (86.36 cm)
Fingerboard Material
Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets
Fretless
Fret Size
Fretless
Nut Material
Synthetic Bone
Nut Width
1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays
Side Dot
Truss Rod
Vintage-Style Butt Adjust

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SKU FEN-US19090603
Manufacturer Fender
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