Fender hit a giant bass home run in 1960 by introducing its deluxe-model four-string instrument—the Jazz Bass guitar. With its sleek offset body; thin, fast neck and rich, growling tone, it was a raring, roaring racecar of a bass that quickly established itself as a must-have instrument.
The new American Standard Jazz five-string basses feature Fender's new high-mass vintage bridge, a thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance, new and improved Fender tuning keys that keep the classic look but are 30 percent lighter, a richer and deeper neck tint for a more elegant appearance, a great-looking glossed maple or rosewood fingerboard and satin back for smooth playability, and a new Fender-exclusive SKB molded case.
- Body: Alder - Neck: Graphite Reinforced Maple, Modern "C" Shape (Gloss Headstock Face with Satin Polyurethane Finish on Back of Neck) - Fingerboard: Rosewood p/n (019-0760) or Maple p/n (019-0762), 9.5" Radius (241mm) - No. of Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo Frets - Pickups: 2 American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickups (Mid & Bridge)
- Pickup Switching: None - Bridge: 5-String HMV, High Mass Vintage, (Strings-Thru-Body or Topload) - Machine Heads: Fender®/Hipshot® Vintage Keys with Tapered Shafts - Hardware: Chrome - Pickguard: 3-Ply White/Black/White - Scale Length: 34" (864 mm) - Width at Nut: 1.875" (47.6mm)
Unique Features: - Tinted Neck - Maple Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front - Rosewood Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Headstock Front with Buffed Fingerboard - 4-Over/1-Under Tuning Machine Array - Fender Spaghetti Logo - Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods - Rounded Body Shape - Rolled Fingerboard Edges - New Molded Fender/SKB Case with TSA Locks, Glass Reinforced Nylon Trigger Latches, and Form Fitted Plush Interior
- Strings: Super Bass 8250/5M, NPS (.045, .065, .085, .110TW, .130TW) (Taperwound E & B)