The Return Of The Mighty Fender Bass VI

Bass VI
Fender Pawn Shop Series, I want to kiss you on the mouth. Check this out. The new Pawn Shop models are impossibly cool – the ’70s Strat Deluxe, the Mustang Bass, the ressurrection and Fenderfication of the much-loved-but-hard-to-find Squier Super-Sonic of the 90s – but what really takes the cake is the Pawn Shop Bass VI. This version includes a P-90-like JZHB and a pair of Special Design Hot Jaguar. The Bass VI is, of course, the instrument that Nigel Tufnel wouldn’t even let Marti DeBergi look at in This Is Spinal Tap. It’s tuned and played like a regular guitar, except down an octave. Think of it as the orignal low-tuned baritone axe before metal was invented. You can also hear it on recordings by The Cure and Placebo. I’ve always wanted one. Maybe 2013 will be my year!
Here’s the press release with plenty more info:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 10, 2013) — The Pawn Shop Series introduces yet another pleasingly unconventional assortment of “guitars that never were but should have been,” in which new models take the stage and long-vanished classics return in modern form. Fender is excited to welcome four new, out-of-the-ordinary models to its innovative and popular Pawn Shop series–the Pawn Shop ’70s Strat® DeluxePawn Shop Super-Sonic™Pawn Shop Mustang® Bass and Pawn Shop Bass VI. Read More …