2018 Fender Parallel Universe ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass

The authentic style extends from the slab body, distinctive single-ply black pickguard to the dual-concentric volume knobs and vintage spaghetti logo on the Telecaster-style headstock — original-era touches brought into the present. What’s more, the neck recalls the time of James Jamerson, as it’s based on a ’63 P Bass profile ideal for funky, thumb-over playing, and the 9.5″-radius fingerboard makes for fast, low action. But in addition to the Custom Shop ’60s P Bass split-coil middle pickup, the Telecaster PJ Bass also boasts a Custom Shop ’60s Jazz Bass single-coil bridge pickup to give you even more tonal options.

To control each pickup, there is a stacked volume knob, where the top knob adjusts the volume of the Precision Bass pickup and the bottom adjusts the Jazz Bass pickup. Other premium accoutrements include a nitrocellulose lacquer finish that lets the body breathe for true tonal character and a vintage HiMass bridge with enough heft for rock-solid sustain and intonation.

In all, the ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass has the look of the bass that started it all, but several contemporary trappings. The result is a bass that is punchy, growling, seismic and like nothing you’ve heard or seen before.

This bass is in very good condition overall, just some wear above the P pickup in the nitro finish.

Serial Number – US18005588
Year – 2018
Colour – Natural
Body Finish – Gloss
Body Wood – Alder
Neck Finish – Gloss
Neck Wood – Maple
Fretboard – Maple
Frets – 20
Scale Length – 34″
Weight – 9lbs4oz/4.1kgs
Electronics – Passive
Pickups – Fender PJ
Gigbag/Hardcase – Original Hardcase + Paperwork