If you're after a modern-day masterpiece that tips its hat to the traditions Fender are famous for, this Fender American Elite Jazz Bass is definitely worth taking a closer look at.
The soul of this bass is heard through the brilliant all-new Fender Fourth Generation Noiseless Pickups, which ooze vintage tone and dynamics while cancelling out any unwanted noise.
There's an 18-volt preamp circuit onboard to beef up the pickups. Other features include a HiMass vintage style bridge, compound radius neck profile and fingerboard, and medium jumbo frets.
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, Compound Back Shape, Modern “C” to “D”
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5”-14” Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.5” (38.1 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender “F” Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black, 3-Ply Mint Green
Pickup Switching: New 4th Generation Noiseless (Bridge) New 4th Generation Noiseless (Middle) Special Electronics: 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case