‘It looks pretty cool, plays like a real rock machine and sounds great.’
The Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision was the result of a two year collaboration between Fender and Green Day bassist Dirnt. The pair came up with something very similar to the Artist Series P-Bass, but pre-aged to simulate years of hard-played onstage glory. On an aesthetic level, you get an ash body that’s finished in 3-colour sunburst or white blonde lacquer. It has a custom vintage-style ’59 split single-coil pickup, side-mounted output jack, a C-shape neck fitted with 20 medium jumbo frets and a 9.5-inch radius maple or rosewood board. Other features include a forearm contour, a custom Mike Dirnt neck plate and a classic ’51-style Telecaster headstock shape. In short, it looks pretty cool, plays like a real rock machine and sounds great. What’s not to like?