Up for sale, a 2015 Fender American Elite Precision Bass in near mint condition, complete with the original hardshell case and factory paperwork. A recently discontinued modern spin on the Precision platform, the American Elite model boasts a PJ configuration with Vintage Noiseless pickups, a C to D neck profile carve, 9.5-14" compound fretboard radius, medium jumbo fretwire, active electronics, and a contoured neck heel. The tonewood pairing includes an ash body finished in Tobacco Sunburst, and a maple neck capped with a 21 fret slab maple fingerboard, ensuring a tonal response with articulate note attack and rich midrange punch. The pickup pair is governed by a modern preamp design with both passive and active modes. From upper midrange Jazz pickup burp and growl to broad bass register thump and punch, the Elite model covers a wide tonal spectrum, all with a low noise floor and intuitive control layout. The bass weighs 9lbs 9oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a "Modern C to D" profile carve, slender at the nut with rolled fretboard edges and rounder shoulders as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .825" deep at the 1st fret and .940" at the 12th. The 21 fret gloss-finished slab maple fretboard boasts flawless medium jumbo fretwire, and the bass plays cleanly in every register. The scale length is a full 34", and the bone nut measures 1.650" in width. The headstock features high gear ratio low mass tuners which provide optimal tuning stability while eliminating neck dive.
The ash body features a contoured heel and extended belly contour for optimal comfort, and the strings are anchored to the string through body HiMass Vintage bridge. The active electronics feature 18V operation, designed for optimized headroom and punch, and the control layout includes a Master Volume and Pickup Pan knobs, with a three-band EQ for the active circuitry and a passive Tone control as well. The array is rounded out by an Active/Passive mini toggle. The Tobacco Sunburst gloss finish is a darker, richer iteration of Sienna Sunburst, accented by a mint green pickguard. Exceedingly clean, cosmetic wear is limited to just a few faint finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the back. The satin neck profile finish is equally clean.
The original hardshell case is included, along with the factory paperwork.