Fender American Professional 5-String Jazz Bass Guitar, Maple FB, Natural
The solid body electric bass guitar was invented by Leo Fender with the introduction of the Precision Bass in 1951. Following on from the success of the P-bass, Fender introduced the Jazz bass in 1960. Notable for it's slightly narrower neck, offset-waist body, and two single coil pickups, the Jazz Bass has stood the test of time to become one of the most played and recorded instruments in musical history having been chosen by such world-renowned bassists as Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Victor Bailey, Sting, Flea and Rush frontman Geddy Lee. The American Professional Jazz Bass is the latest incarnation of that groundbreaking instrument.
Designed from the ground up to offer you the ideal bass for stage or studio, the American Professional Jazz Bass has a host of player-friendly features. The familiar Modern-C neck contour cradles your hand comfortably, while the blend of power and old-school low end delivered by a pair of Tim Shaw designed V-Mod single-coil J-style pickups will deliver a wide array of some of the most legendary bass tones in history. Other subtle, but highly effective enhancements include the HiMass vintage-style bridge, whose rigid construction transfers more of the string's energy to the body for more sustain and articulation, while the fluted tuner design ensures you have optimal break angle and tension on your string posts. This 5 string model has the extended range of a low B string.
- Body Shape: Double cutaway Offset Waist Jazz
- Body Material: Ash
- Body Colour: Natural
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Fretboard Material: Maple
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
- Scale Length: 34"
- No. of Frets: 20
- Inlays: White Dots
- Pickups: 2 x V-Mod Jazz Single-coil
- Bridge: 5-saddle HiMass Vintage
- Strings: Fender USA (.045-.125)
- Tuners: Fender light-weight vintage-style keys with tapered shafts
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome