Few images in ‘70s rock are as stirring as Phil Lynott, bassist/vocalist of Thin Lizzy, wearing his aviator shades and hoisting his P Bass above the crowd. As individual as he was, this customized bass sported a Mirrored pickguard that became his signature aesthetic touch. Master Builder John Cruz has painstakingly recreated this bass in precise detail, as only a Custom Shop Master Builder can. Not only is this limited-edition bass a true-to-the-era replica, we also threw some extra Lynott-inspired goodies into the custom Anvil® roadcase for you.
To craft this instrument, Cruz began with a two-piece select ash body, added a lacquer finish to let the body breathe with more tonal resonance—and, of course, the custom pickguard and a hand-wound ’78 P Bass® split-coil pickup. The stable, rift-sawn maple neck has a lacquered headstock face. Along with an oil finish, giving it a fast feel that perfectly matched Lynott’s fleet-fingered style. The 7.25”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard hosts 20 jumbo frets, while the body sports a Badass® II high-mass bridge for extra sustain and punchy tone. Other features include Dunlop® strap locks, vintage- ‘70s-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes custom Anvil case, custom made leather strap and studded wristband, mirrored aviator sunglasses and Certificate of Authenticity.
Other specifications include:
Model Name: Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black Model Number: 9215002602 Series: Custom Artist Color: Black Body Shape: Precision Bass® Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple Neck Shape: 1975 "U" Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm) Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm) Number of Frets: 20 Fret Size: Jumbo String Nut: Bone Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Headstock: Large '70s Style Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Engraved Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Fingerboard: Rosewood Position Inlays: White Dot Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '78 Single-Coil Precision Bass® Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching: None Pickup Configuration: S Bridge: BadAss™ II Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Orientation: Right-Hand Hardware Finish: Chrome Pickguard: Custom Mirrored Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome Strings: Fender® USA Nickel Plated Steel (.050-.105 Gauges) Included Accessories: Custom Anvil Case, Custom Made Leather Strap, Custom Made Studded Wrist Band, Custom Mirrored Aviation Sunglasses, Certificate of Authenticity. 8 lbs 9 oz #JC3683
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