NAMM: Fender American Vintage Series Basses

Fender American Vintage 74 Jazz Bass2
As a proud Fender American Vintage series owner myself, I always love checking out what the company does with the line. The recent revamp introduced some very cool guitars (including the new ’65 Strat reissue), and now there are some new basses added to the collection. The press release is below. Which one do you like best? My favourite is the ’74 Jazz Bass.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (January 15, 2013) — Fender is proud to announce four bass additions to its acclaimed American Vintage series, all meticulously reimagined to evoke the authentic feel and sound of the original basses released between the late 1950s and early 1970s.

Fender American Vintage 58 Precision Bass
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New Fender American Vintage Series guitars!

One of my favourite guitars in my personal collection is my Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster Reissue, a real workhorse of a guitar which does an incredible job of capturing the vibe of a’62 Strat. It’s a very soulful axe with plenty of personality. And as a fan of 60s Strats in general and the fatter logo in particular, I’m super-stoked that Fender has beefed up the American Vintage Series offering with a bunch of all-new models, including a ’65 Stratocaster with the very logo that sends me into conniptions. One of these in sunburst is now riding very high on my wish list.
Here’s the press release and plenty of pics.