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Fender American Special Jazz Bass Guitar - Candy Apple Red

Stock code: 89623

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Features

  • Alder body finished in candy apple red
  • Maple neck with slim C profile
  • Gloss urethane body protection
  • Satin urethane neck protection
  • Fender Greasebucket tone circuit
  • Single-coil alnico jazz bass pickups

The Fender American Special Series Jazz Bass guitar, delivers genuine U.S.-made Fender build quality at a price that more players can take advantage of.

Body

As you'd expect from Fender, the Special series Jazz Bass body is crafted from alder, a tonewood that has been a favourite of Fender's for over 50 years. Alder's impressive tone handling ability gives it a unique timbre that is impeccably balanced. From rumbling lows to sparkling highs, with a punchy midrange attack, the Jazz Bass is equipped with an enviable versatility that other models can only dream about. The body is finished in an eye-catching candy apple red finish, giving it a professional edge. In order to protect that finish, Fender have included a slender layer of gloss urethane to ensure that superficial damage doesn't cause untimely wear to the bass.

Neck

Fitted to the body - via incredibly strong Posiflex graphite neck support rods - is a fast-playing maple neck, shaped to the slim "C" profile, which makes it one of the most comfortable necks you'll ever come across. The neck has been treated to a satin urethane finish, which works hard to prevent tackiness or stickiness from affecting the neck's performance, maintaining a smooth playing feel. Married to the neck is a super maple fingerboard, with a delicate 9.5" radius that is easy to get your fingers around but is perfectly accommodating of string bends and even the most enthusiastic of players. The synthetic bone string nut maintains string tension rigorously.

Electronics

The American Special is equipped with two standard vintage alnico magnet single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, which have been fitted in the middle and bridge positions. The tonal versatility of the alder and maple is given greater breadth, thanks to the special circuitry within this unique instrument. As well as individual volume controls for each pickup, a master Greasebucket tone circuit has been installed, which allows you to roll off highs without adding bass. This is perfect for players who wish to roll back the intensity of the highs, without adding unwanted low-end power that could otherwise overpower articulation and clarity in notes in the lower register.

Hardware

The 4-saddle standard vintage-style bridge with single groove saddles creates a seamless partnership between the strings and body. The bridge is very simple to adjust, giving you total control over your setup no matter where you are. Standard open-gear tuners allow you to make tuning adjustments readily and easily - a must when you're playing in a live environment. A 3-ply black pickguard protects the underside of the strings from attack, whilst offering a stylish compliment to the candy apple red finish.

ManufacturerFender
ModelAmerican Special Jazz Bass Guitar
Body Material Alder
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Maple
Number of Strings 4
Pickup Configuration SS
Active/Passive Active/Passive
Colour Candy Apple Red
Product Range Jazz Bass
Neck Profile Slim C Shape
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 34"
Fretboard Radius 9.5"
Fretboard Inlays White-dot
Tuning Machines Standard Open-Gear
Pickups (Middle/Bridge) Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Jazz Bass Single-Coil
Pickguard 3-Ply Black
Bridge Standard Vintage 4 Saddle Bass
Controls Volume 1.(Middle Pickup)
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)

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