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Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass, Lake Placid Blue

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The fretless monster

For over two decades Tony Franklin has engraved his name on the rock hall of fame, performing with The Firm, Jimmy Page, Kate Bush, and Whitesnake to name just a few. The one thing that has always made Franklin stand out, is his fretless bass. Preferring not to be restricted by frets, the bassist expresses himself on a whole other level. Getting to know his fretless Precision inside and out over the years has allowed Franklin to create and build his own unique style and successful career. Choosing to stick mainly to this faithful musical companion has sealed his signature. Now, it's time to unveil your own.

Craft your sound

Explore the tools that will build your sound. The Tony Franklin Fretless Precision has been packed with unique features that will encourage you to experiment and mould your own tone and style. Starting with two specially voiced split single-coil Precision bass pickups, you can bask in ultimate dynamics from a fat, soul shaking beat to pristine articulation that will force your crowd to dance along. It's easy to utilise these diverse pickups with the three-way switch. And you can add even more distinction. This bass comes equipped with a drop D tuning key on the E string, so you can dive into new sonic realms. Unearth your sound.

Precision - it's in the title

Blending sublime vintage design with the best of the best modern features, Fender have knocked it out of the park time and time again with the Precision series. This model is no different. Meticulously crafted and known as instruments without limits, just like Tony Franklin, it will become your favourite to play. Take it on tour, record masterpieces in the studio, or simply perfect your skills in the bedroom and expect Precision performance every time. No matter the situation, the Tony Franklin Fretless Bass will shine and cut through the noise with style and genius. Trust in your ability and give it a boost.


  • Product: Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass, Lake Placid Blue
  • Code: 0190085802


  • Body Material: Select Alder
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Colour: Lake Placid Blue

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Construction: 4-Bolt with Artist Signature
  • Neck Shape: Modern C
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5''
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Side Dot
  • Fret Size: Fretless
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 41.3 mm
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)

Hardware & Electronics

  • Hardware Colour: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear with Hipshot Bass Xtender "Drop D" on the E String
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Black Moto
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Bridge Pickup: Tony Franklin Single-Coil Jazz Bass with Hex Screw Pole Pieces and Ceramic Bar Magnets
  • Middle Pickup: Tony Franklin American Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
  • Controls: Master Volume/Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Jazz Bass Pickup. Position 2. Jazz Bass and Precision Bass Pickups. Position 3. Precision Bass Pickup


  • Strings: Tony Franklin Signature Strings, Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
  • Case: Deluxe Black Hardshell (Black Interior)

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