The Fender American Standard Precision Bass delivers everything that made the original version the most sought-after bass in the world. Fender invented the electric bass guitar, introducing the Precision Bass in 1951. Its thick sound and indestructible build changed the face of popular music. New American Standard Precision basses are today's versions of the great instruments of bass heroes past and present - the modern interpretations of our classic instrument, refined for today's players. The new Fender American Standard Precision basses feature Fender's new high-mass vintage bridge, a thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance, new and improved Fender tuning keys that keep the classic look but are 30 percent lighter, a richer and deeper neck tint for a more elegant appearance, a great-looking glossed maple or rosewood fingerboard and satin back for smooth playability, a new Fender-exclusive molded case and a gorgeous new Blizzard Pearl finish option.