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Fender Custom Shop 1953 Journeyman Relic Percision Electric Bass - Aged 2-Tone Sunburst

by Fender
Original price $5,150.00 - Original price $5,150.00
Original price $5,150.00
$5,150.00 - $5,150.00
Current price $5,150.00
► Display Model - ♫ In stock
Condition: Display Model
About Inventory Status

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About Item Conditions

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New: The item is brand new as received from the manufacturer with a full manufacturer warranty. Instruments such as guitars, snare drums, drum kits, brass and woodwind instruments may be opened for photography and quality control inspection and may not be in a factory sealed box.

Mint or Open Box: The item may have been opened and tested but has been repackaged. The original packaging may have superficial issues but the item itself and any originally included accessories are in perfect, like new condition.

Display Model: These items are so cool that we put them on display in our legendary shop. The condition is brand new as received from the manufacturer with manufacturer warranty. Rest assured, these items undergo a very careful inspection before shipping.

Demo: These items have been on our sales floor for demo purposes and will likely show signs of use. The original packaging may no longer be included, but you can be assured that you are receiving an awesome item and an awesome price.

Used: The item is used. These item may have varying degrees of wear. Please read the description for information about the condition of the item. Used items do not carry a warranty.

B or C Stock: Factory refurbished. These items were purchased from the manufacturer in a refurbished condition. They will show some cosmetic issues, but nothing that would impact performance. Being that these are sealed from the manufacturer, we generally do not open these to photograph the cosmetic issues. They are guaranteed to work and may have a limited warranty or you may purchase an extended warranty in some cases. Please see the listing description for item specific information.

Reviving Legacy - The Fender Custom Shop 1953 Journeyman Relic Percision Electric Bass in Aged 2-Tone Sunburst

New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the ’53 Precision Bass Journeyman Relic. Exactly 70 years after its groundbreaking (and ground shaking) predecessor, the instrument is loaded with looks, sound and vibe that expertly evoke the Precision Bass in one of its earliest incarnations.

The two-piece select slab ash body is most conducive to sweet midrange and tight lows, and is wrapped in cool Journeyman Relic flash coat lacquer finishes in Aged Nocaster® Blonde, Aged Black and Aged Two-Color Sunburst. This special treatment imparts the look of a bass that has changed hands or been handed down over the years, mostly played around the house and the occasional jam session or weekend gig. This generally well-cared-for look includes light finish checking, several “friendly” down-to-the-wood nicks and dings, some dulling of the hardware, and general moderate playing wear. The look of a very lucky find, in short.

The one-piece quartersawn maple neck has a ’51-style “U” profile and is thicker at the body end, with a slight taper toward the nut for feel that’s big and round but not cumbersome; topped by a 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium vintage (47095) frets and a bone nut. Beneath the early-’50s-era chrome cover sits a single Custom Shop hand-wound Vintage Precision Bass pickup with vintage wiring for full and warm low-end power and tone. Other premium features include a single-ply black phenolic pickguard (parchment on Two-Color Sunburst and Aged Black models), two-saddle vintage-style bridge with fiber saddles and chrome cover, vintage-style tuners, disc string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.



  • Body: 2-Piece Select Ash Slab Body with No Contours
  • Body Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash Slab Body with No Contours


  • Headstock: Telecaster®
  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer with Dark Tint
  • Neck Shape: 1951 "U"
  • Neck Thickness: .940"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.500"
  • Neck Thickness 12 Fret: .990"
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck
  • Headstock Thickness: 0.580"
  • Position Inlays: Black Micarta Dot, 0.25" (6.35 mm)
  • Side Dots: Black Micarta, 3/32" (2.38 mm)
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
  • Fret Size: Jescar Medium Vintage (47095)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.70" (43.2 mm)
  • Nut Material: Bone


  • Bridge: 2-Saddle Vintage Precision Bass® with Fiber Saddles
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo


  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55 Single-Coil Precision Bass®
  • Pickup Configuration: Single Coil
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Switching: None


  • Case Type: Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Included Accessories: Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Manufacturer: Fender
Model: 923-6081-235
SKU: I733108-1-WHXD

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