This month I had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Smith to talk more about his fabrication of the Fender Custom ‘60s PJ-Bass Special.
Inspired by the 70thAnniversary of the Precision Bass, Jason’s Custom ‘60s PJ-Bass Special is a celebration of both the Precision Bass and old western ghost towns.
The design of this PJ-Bass was to have an early P Bass vibe, with modern playability, and a weathered old western appearance.
The Fender Custom ‘60s PJ-Bass features a rustic, reclaimed, roasted pine body with nail and bolt holes, the wood has lived a life as an old grain elevator in Minnesota before becoming an instrument. The tooled leather hand-painted pickguard gives the instrument a look of elegance paired with the weathered body. The instrument features a Josefina hand-wound PJ pickup set, slightly over-wound for higher output and deeper bass tone.