Fender Nate Mendel P Bass Revealed

Fender Nate Mendel P Bass

Fender Nate Mendel P Bass – Foo Fighters Bassist Receives Signature Model

The new Fender Nate Mendel P Bass is the second Foo Fighters signature model to be revealed by California’s finest. This time, the Foos’ bassist has the privilege of his own guitar, and very nice it is, too. Based on his own 1971 P-Bass, this is a classic that focuses on the detail that sets his own guitar apart from the pack. This guitar has been the first choice for Nate since he acquired it in the ‘80s. Looking at the spec of this new guitar, it’s easy to see why…

Fender Nate Mendel P Bass

Extra slim neck and nut width

The Fender Nate Mendel P Bass is, at its heart, a classic ‘70s style P-Bass. The body is a typical solid Ash construction, with very pleasing, worn Candy Apple Red nitrocellulose finish, and black scratchplate. According to Fender, the body has been shaped with ‘special contours’, like Mendel’s own beloved instrument.

The authentic details specific to this original instrument, continues with the neck design. This is a maple, 20-fret bolt-on type, with a rosewood fingerboard. Like the body, this is shaped to mimic the original, with a slim ‘C’ profile derived from Nate’s guitar. A special spare neck-plate with a Foo Fighters/ Fender logo engraved on it is included with every bass, and the bassist’s signature is printed on the rear of the headstock.

Fender Nate Mendel P Bass

The Fender Nate Mendel P Bass has been subject to a few, more modern touches. The bridge is now a Badass II bridge, and the pickup a more powerful, Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Split Coil. However, great care has been taken to ensure that this is very close to the instrument that Nate recorded numerous Foo Fighters albums with, and now values too much to take out on the road.

Here are the Fender Nate Mendel P Bass ‘s key features:

  • Nate Mendel Signature Model – based on the Foo Fighters bassist’s own ’71 P Bass
  • Solid Ash Body – with contours to match the original, and nitrocellulose Candy Apple Red finish
  • Maple neck – shaped to match Nate’s own P Bass’s slim neck profile, with rosewood fingerboard
  • Seymour Duncan pickup – Quarter Pound split-coil
  • Badass II Bridge
  • Spare neck plate, engraved with Fender/ Foo Fighters logo included
  • Complete with deluxe gig bag

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Joe is a contributor for the Dawsons Music blog. Specialising in product reviews and crafting content to help and inspire musicians of all musical backgrounds.

Joe is a contributor for the Dawsons Music blog. Specialising in product reviews and crafting content to help and inspire musicians of all musical backgrounds.