Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Electric Bass Guitar - Champagne

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  • Classic Jazz Bass with offset waist in champagne finish
  • Sleek double-cutaway alder body offers lightweight feel
  • Smooth, fast-playing maple neck with satin urethane finish
  • Luxurious maple fingerboard with black block inlays to guide you
  • Active preamp with two-way active/passive switch for tonal versatility
  • Active three-band EQ for accurate tone-shaping capability
  • 4th Generation Noiseless pickups offer increased headroom minus the noise


The Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Electric Bass Guitar in Champagne is bursting with premium appointments that will please everyone from the play at home amateur to the discerning professional. Don't let the name fool you either, the Jazz Bass boasts a tonal versatility that extends it reach to any genre you can imagine.

Sophisticated Jazz Bass style

As the name would suggest, the body is shaped to the legendary Jazz Bass design with offset waist. Originally crafted to accommodate players who performed in either the seated or standing position, the Jazz Bass offers a lightweight and delightfully comfortable playing position for those who like to wear it high or swing it low. The body is built using alder, a favourite of Fender's due to its balanced response across the frequency spectrum. From rumbling lows through bouncing mids to sparkling highs, the Jazz Bass can do it all in effortless style. Whether you prefer to pick, pluck, or slap - or all the above -, this beauty responds with vigour. The deep double-cutaway body profile is combined with a slimline neck heel to improve access to the upper frets.

Supple maple neck

The Fender Jazz Bass is equipped with a sturdy maple neck, which is shaped to the compound back shape with modern "C" to "D" profile for consistent comfort along the neck. A satin urethane finish ensures a smooth feel that is free from stickiness and tackiness. The heel-mounted spoke wheel truss rod adjustment enables neck alignment to be corrected with ease.

Married to the neck is a maple fingerboard, which is home to 21 medium-jumbo frets that are adorned with black block position inlays to guide your way. The compound radius fingerboard plays like a dream, offering the same consistent feel along its entire length.

4th Generation Noiseless pickups

The American Elite series of Jazz Bass are equipped with 4th Generation Noiseless pickups that offer vintage-style Fender tones with noise-free response. From crisp cleans to roaring overdriven tones, these beauties produce a dream-like soundscape for you to explore.

The Jazz Bass is host to a robust 18-volt preamp with active 3-band EQ, which injects increased power for improved signal clarity thanks to increased headroom. The result is a confident output without unwanted noise from affecting the integrity of your tone. Control comes in the form of a Master Volume pot, a Pan Pot (pickup selector), a Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, and an Active/Passive mini-toggle switch. Whatever style of music that you perform, if you can't find the right tone with this setup, you may never find it.


The body is home to a 4-saddle hi-mass vintage bridge, which anchors each string securely to optimise intonation and sustain. The headstock is equipped with Fender "F" lightweight vintage paddle keys with tapered shafts, which uphold tuning integrity with precision throughout the most demanding of performances. The lower bout is protected by a 3-ply aged white pearl pickguard from unwanted nicks and scrapes.

ModelAmerican Elite Jazz Bass Electric Bass Guitar
Body MaterialAlder
Neck MaterialMaple
Neck ProfileCompound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
Scale length34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard MaterialMaple
Truss Rod NutHeel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
BridgeHard tail
Bridge/Tailpiece4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage
No. of Frets21, medium jumbo
Position InlaysBlack Blocks
Pickguard3-Ply Aged White Pearl
Active/PassiveActive or Passive
TunersFender "F" Lightweight Vintage-Style Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
Pickup ConfigurationSS
PickupsMiddle/Bridge: 4th Generation Noiseless
Controls Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector),
Treble Boost/Cut,
Midrange Boost/Cut,
Bass Boost/Cut,
Active/Passive Mini Toggle
Pickup Switching 2-Way Mini Toggle Switch for Active/Passive Mode
In Passive Mode, Only the Volume, Pan and Passive Tone Controls Function.
In Active Mode, All Controls Function.
Special Electronics18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ

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