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Operating in the strange, wondrous middle ground between the worlds of guitar and bass lives The Fender Custom Shop Bass VI. Introduced in 1961, the Bass VI made a splash appearing in surf hits, early Cream recordings, and even used by John Lennon and George Harrison on multiple Beatles songs.
A Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish adorns the two-piece offset alder body allowing it to breath and resonate more freely–like a true vintage instrument. The NOS treatment is pristine, showing off all the glorious details that made the Bass VI a hit.
The neck is classically glossy and smooth all the way up with a '60 Style Oval "C" profile and a thickness of .840" at the first fret that deepens to .920" at the twelfth. The fingerboard is a rich-colored rosewood and sports 21 Vintage Upgrade 45085 frets with a period-accurate 7.25" radius.
Rounding out this Fender Custom Shop Bass VI are three '62 Jaguar Flat Magnet Pickups, each with its own on-off switch and a master bass strangle/high-pass for that classic tic tac bass sound.
The iconic Bass VI has been used by numerous notable artists ranging from Jack Bruce to Aerosmith to The Cure–and beyond! The Fender Custom Shop hits another one straight outta the park with this beauty of a six-string bass.
- NOS Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 45085 Vintage Upgrade Frets
- Bass Strangle Switch
- Independent On-Off Pickup Switches
- FCS Bass VI Hardshell Case
|Body Material:||2-Piece Alder|
|Neck Material:||Maple, 5/4 Quarter Sawn|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||Micarta White Dots .250"|
|Body Shape:||Bass VI|
|Fret:||21 Vintage Upgrade 45085 Frets|
|Neck Profile:||'60 Style Oval "C", .840"-.920"|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage Style with Fender Logo|
|Bridge Pick-up:||'62 Jaguar, Flat Magnets|
|Middle Pick-up:||'62 Jaguar, Flat Magnets|
|Neck Pick-up:||'62 Jaguar, Flat Magnets|
|Controls:||Bridge, Middle, Neck Pickups On-Off Switches, Bass Strangle Switch|
|Bridge:||Adjustable Jaguar/Jazzmaster Bridge|
|Finish:||Chocolate Sunburst, NOS|
|Case:||FCS Bass VI, Black|