> Phil Lynott Signature P Bass from Fender

33 years after his passing, the legendary Thin Lizzy bassist, Phil Lynott, is being honoured by Fender with a new limited edition signature Precision bass. The instrument has been crafted by Fender’s Master Builder John Cruz and is a true-to-the-era replica of the late rock star’s original bass.

Fender Limited Edition Phil Lynott Signature Precision Bass

In the manufacturer’s words:

To craft this instrument, Cruz began with a two-piece select ash body, added a lacquer finish to let the body breathe with more tonal resonance—and, of course, the custom pickguard and a hand-wound ’78 P Bass® split-coil pickup. The stable, rift-sawn maple neck has a lacquered headstock face. Along with an oil finish, giving it a fast feel that perfectly matched Lynott’s fleet-fingered style. The 7.25”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard hosts 20 jumbo frets, while the body sports a Badass® II high-mass bridge for extra sustain and punchy tone. Other features include Dunlop® strap locks, vintage- ‘70s-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes custom Anvil case, leather strap and studded wristband, mirrored aviator sunglasses [all of which were worn by Lynott] and Certificate of Authenticity.”

The Fender Custom Shop Phil Lynott Precision Bass is a limited edition instrument with only 60 pieces available for preorder at $12,500. It is expected to ship in September.


  • Model Name: Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Color: Black
  • Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: 1975 “U”
  • Scale Length: 34″ (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Headstock: Large ’70s Style
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Engraved
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Position Inlays: White Dots
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’78 Single-Coil Precision Bass®
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Bridge: Bad Ass™ II
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Pickguard: Custom Mirrored
  • Strings: Fender® USA Nickel Plated Steel (.050-.105 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Custom Anvil Case, Custom Made Leather Strap, Custom Made Studded Wrist Band, Custom Mirrored Aviation Sunglasses, Certificate of Authenticity.