Fender American Elite Jazz Bass
This classy number is the Fender American Elite Jazz Bass, a modern take on the Jazz Bass Guitar gives you top notch performance with plenty of retro inspired mojo.
This Elite Jazz Bass has a iconic Jazz bass body crafted from Alder, a lightweight tonewood that encourages an overall balanced tonal response, a rounded low-end but with plenty of midrange punch and crisp highs. Whether you are sitting down or standing up the jazz bass shape gives you comfortable playing experience thanks to its many contours and curves. This modern day gigging marvel also has a 3 Tone Sunburst that is preserved by a layer of gloss polyurethane that also protects it from temperature changes in its environment.
Starting with the maple neck, this Jazz bass takes a more updated approach compared to its ancestors thanks to its with new modern "C" to "D" profile and satin urethane finish. This design also implements a shallower and flatter neck heel for improved upper fret access which is great for those players who use the whole fretboard. With this bass Fender have chosen a compound radius fingerboard that goes for 9.5" at the low and and flattens out to 14" as you go higher up the neck, an appointment that the contemporary player will really appreciate.
At the heart of every good Jazz bass are a great set of pickups, and with this Elite model you get a pair of Fender's own, top quality Noiseless N4 single-coil pickups. This set are uniquely designed to take the vintage tone of Jazz basses gone by but improve on them in every department while also eradicating and unwanted hiss or buzz that players may have experience in the past when playing large stages or heavy, high gain styles.
To control the pickups Fender have opted for a hugely versatile system of control knobs, switches and buttons for the perfect tone sculpting platform. With its handy treble boost/cut, bass boost/cut, mid-range boost, active/passive mini-toggle switch and master volume control, this is a bass that can handle any genre you can throw at it, from jazz, funk, rock, country or punk. The Elite Series Jazz Bass even features a mini toggle switch so you can switch from a passive output to a 18V active EQ powered output.
Being an Elite Series instrument, all hardware fitted to this Jazz bass is of the highest quality to ensure maximum durability and flawless performance for decades to come. The key aspect of any bass is tuning and Fender have therefore developed innovative lightweight vintage-style tuning machine heads with tapered shafts that offer precise control while maintaining tuning integrity with every use.
Another impressive and vital feature of this Elite Jazz Bass is its 4-saddle hi-mass vintage bridge. This superb piece of Fender engineering draws from decades of experience as well as player feedback and is there to ensure the strings' connection to the body is as seamless as possible, leaving no room for any unwanted rattle or buzzing.
- Classic Jazz Bass body shape
- Alder body
- Ocean Turquoise gloss polyurethane finish
- Maple neck
- Lightweight Fender vintage-style tuning machine heads with tapered shafts
- Modern "C" to "D" profile and satin urethane finish
- Compound radius 9.5"-14" fingerboard
- 4-saddle hi-mass vintage bridge
- 21 medium jumbo frets
- Pearloid block inlays
- 18V active EQ powered output
- Two-way mini toggle switch to switch between active and passive
- Independent boost and cut controls for treble, middle and bass
- 4th generation N4 Noiseless pickups