Fender American Professional Jazz Bass V, seen here in a beautifully Natural finish with a Maple fretboard, a fantastic take on a classic and extremely versatile 5 string bass guitar.
American Professional 5 String Jazz Bass
First introduced back in 1960, the Fender Jazz Bass is one of the most popular bass guitar models of all time.
The Jazz Bass is well known and extremely popular for being speedy, powerful, articulate and extremely versatile – there have been many imitators of this fantastic bass design but nothing quite matches the real thing.
Not content to rest on their laurels, Fender have taken the jazz bass and further pushed its design elements to improve on an already fantastic instrument.
Taking the best of its classic design and using incorporating modern features, material and design know how, with the American Professional series, Fender have produced their best jazz bass yet, seen here in its 5 string iteration.
Crafting A New Classic
Using Ash, Fender have crafted the great Jazz Bass V body featuring its double cutaway design making it easy to reach the higher frets; perfect for solos and more adventurous bass lines.
Its natural finish gives it a great look with the beautiful grain of the Ash being shown off.
The Maple neck features a Slim C shape, making it fast, easy and comfortable to play with a Maple fingerboard on top holding 20 narrow tall frets giving you perfect intonation and an extremely natural playing feel.
Newly Designed V-Mod Jazz Bass Pickups
Pickup designing legend, Michael Bump has developed the brand-new V-Mod single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, which make use of a carefully selected combination of alnico magnet types.
The end result is a beautifully balanced tone with authentic Fender jazz bass tone.
To tailor your tone to match your preference, there are two volume knobs (one for each pickup) and a Master Tone control.
High Quality Hardware
At the headstock of the Fender American Professional Jazz Bass you will find redesigned tuning machines that use tapered shafts along with lightweight vintage-style keys.
The optimum break angle is utilised over the nut while maintaining taut string windings, increasing sustain while bolstering tuning stability.
Down on the body, there is a 5-Saddle High Mass Vintage bridge which enhances note attack, resonance and sustain for some big bass lines while allowing for both topload and strings-thru-body stringing.
Adding stability to the neck and guarding against warping, Fender have installed Posiflex graphite support rods that run the length of the neck.
Fender’s Best Jazz Bass Made Better
With the new American Professional Jazz Bass, Fender have brought along everything that bassists love about the jazz bass guitar and where possible, improved it.
Coming to you in a protective elite moulded case, with vintage features, classic Fender jazz bass tone combined with modern playability and manufacturing techniques, the jazz bass just got a whole lot better.
Fender American Professional Jazz Bass V Key Features:
- 5 String Bass Guitar
- HiMass Vintage Bridge for Increased Sustain
- Newly Designed V-Mod Jazz Bass Pickups
- Posiflex Graphite Support Rods in Neck
- Includes Elite Hardshell Case
- Newly Designed Tuning Machines
- Maple Fretboard
Fender American Professional Jazz Bass V Specs:
- Body Material: Ash
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Shape: Jazz Bass
- Neck: Maple, “Slim C”
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Fingerboard: Maple 9.5” (241 mm)
- Frets: 20, Narrow Tall
- Position Inlays: Black Dot (Maple)
- Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.875” (47.6mm)
- Tuning Machines: Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts
- Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
- Bridge: 5-Saddle High Mass Vintage (HMV), (String-Through-Body or Topload)
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
- Pickups: V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge/Middle)
- Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
- Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA NPS (.045-.125 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case
|Case Included||hard case|
|Pickup Config||2 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||5 string|
|Body Material||ash body|
|Body Size||full size|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||jazz style|
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