After a lengthy absence, the Telecaster Bass has made a welcome return in new and varied forms. Quite apart from the original models of the late 1960s and early 1970s (1951-style Precisions in all but name, basically), today's stylish and powerful Telecaster basses offer everything from a dual-humbucking take on the venerable 1972 model to entirely new Squier editions based on the actual Telecaster guitar body style.
The Telecaster Bass was introduced in 1968 as a largely straightforward reissue of the 1951-style Precision Bass, and redesigned in 1972 with a large humbucking pickup. Discontinued in 1979, Telecaster basses weren't seen again until 2007, when Squier introduced a 1972-style model, and 2011, when Fender introduced a re-designed version with dual humbucking pickups. Squier models introduced in 2012 were the first-ever Telecaster basses to feature a body design based on the Telecaster guitar.
Whether traditional or modern, Telecaster basses feature the classic Telecaster headstock shape.
For pure and powerful tone, Telecaster basses still feature both single-coil and humbucking pickups.
Telecaster basses feature strong, smooth-playing maple necks and fingerboards.