Fender American Vintage II 196 ...

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Fender American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass Rosewood Fingerboard 3 Colour Sunburst

Includes Hard Case

RRP £2,219.00 Save £170.00


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What we say:

At A Glance:

This Fender American Vintage II 1960 Precision Bass Rosewood Fingerboard 3 Colour Sunburst, is a USA-built homage to a true Fender classic. Pulling together an incredible range of vintage specs Fender has created a guitar that throws it right back to the early '60s. A year-specific neck carve and pickup set, a round 7.25" radius fingerboard, clay dot inlays, it's all here to give you that iconic feel in your hands. All built with Fender American quality this is a vintage guitar that with the reliability of a modern performance instrument.

Features We Love:

1960 Neck Shape

One of the biggest factors in our enjoyment of a guitar is the neck shape and Fender has kept things true to vintage specs with this era-specific neck carve. This 1960 C shape is substantial but comfortable and exactly what we want in a 1960s throwback. Plenty to grab on to and plenty of tone in your hands.

Pure Vintage Pickups

Not just looking to capture the feel of a 60's P-Bass, Fender has gone with their Pure Vintage single coils wound specifically for that 1960 spec. No other pickup sounds quite like a P Bass split coil and these Pure vintage pickups capture the essence of all that has made the P-Bass first choice for many since it's debut.

Vintage Spec, Modern Quality

Fender has recreated as much of that vintage vibe as they can with this model from the year-specific neck shape and pickups, to the 7.25" radius slab rosewood fingerboard, and even clay dot inlays. But it doesn't have any of the problems that can sometimes be associated with vintage guitars thanks to the always stellar Fender USA quality. You can pick this bass up and know you have an instrument you can trust to deliver a great tone and a fantastic playing experience.

Who Is It For?

The player with a fine appreciation for vintage spec Fenders while still looking for top-quality craftsmanship.


  • Vintage spec, modern quality
  • 1960 Neck carve
  • Classic P-Bass tone
  • Fender American craftsmanship


Body Alder
Neck Maple
Neck Shape 1960 "C"
Fingerboard Slab Rosewood
Scale 34"
Radius 7.25"
Frets 20
Nut Bone
Nut Width 1.70"
Pickups Pure Vintage '60 Split-Coil Precision
Controls Volume, Tone
Bridge Pure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
Tuners Pure Vintage Reverse Open-Gear

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

I own several Jazz basses and have always shied away from Precision basses (I'm guitarist really). I started getting interested in a P-bass a few years ago, but once I was ready to go there wasn't really one available that I liked the spec of. The minute the AV II series was announced I warned my wife this could get expensive... and there it was - the P-bass I want. I've had it a over week now. I've put Flats on it. It is utterly fabulous. There are no flaws on it at all. I've been able to set it up for how I want to play it. Nitro on the neck isn't too sticky. It's real pretty and a joy to play. I have no idea how "vintage correct" it is, but I don't care - it's an old school precision that feels gorgeous to play. I'm giving it top marks for Features, Sound, Quality and Five Stars... I feel a bit of a "yes-man" doing that, but it really ticks all the boxes and then some for what I was anticipating. Excellent instrument.

Andrew R. - 1/11/2022