Bring the thunder and lightning with Fender’s new Phil Lynott Precision Bass

(Image credit: courtesy of Fender)

To celebrate the 50th(!) anniversary of Thin Lizzy’s formation, Fender has officially released the Phil Lynott Precision Bass, recreated by Master Builder John Cruz.

The limited-edition model is a replica of the late singer and bassist’s ’78 P-Bass, which Lynott used throughout his career.

Specs include a two-piece select ash body, rift sawn 1975 U-shape maple neck and rosewood fingerboard.

There’s also one Custom Shop Hand-wound ’78 Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup, vintage-style tuners, a Bad Ass II bridge, large ‘70s style headstock and custom mirrored pickguard.

Additionally, the bass comes with a host of Lynott-inspired goodies, including a custom Anvil case, custom-made leather strap and studded wrist band and custom mirrored aviation sunglasses.

The Phil Lynott Precision Bass is being offered in a limited run of just 100 models, for $12,500 each.

If you fancy yourself a rocker (and a roller, too), head on over to Fender Custom Shop for more information.

(Image credit: courtesy of Fender)

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.