*The (JPN) designation indicates that this bass was made in Japan, and is built with poplar and basswood, as opposed to the ash and alder that is found on our US-made five string. *
Designed by Leo Fender as a prototype in 1950 and brought to market in 1951, the Precision was the first electric bass to earn widespread attention and use. A revolutionary instrument for the time, the Precision Bass has made an immeasurable impact on the sound of popular music ever since.The original Precision Bass of 1951 was essentially a bass counterpart to the six-string Telecaster and shared several of its design features?ó?é¼?Ç¥the main difference being its then-radical double cutaway body. In 1953 the Precision Bass received contoured edges for comfort while otherwise retaining the existing Telecaster-like styling.""