Fender Fretless American Standard Jazz Bass Guitar

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Author: Riley Stehl

The Flagship of Fender's Fretless Bass Lineup

The Fretless American Standard Jazz bass is Fender's modern take on the unmistakable and great sounding fretless bass. They designed it in such a way so you, the player, can effortlessly enjoy the sound of a fretless instrument. Though it's very modern oriented, it's very vintage inspired. It can come in a classic sunburst finish, or all black with a white pickguard. In both cases a polyurethane finish was used with a thin undercoat, so the wood can breathe a little bit. You also get Custom Shop designed Jazz Bass pickups, a graphite reinforced neck, and a lot more. 

Main Features

  • Custom shop designed pickups
  • Graphite reinforced neck
  • HMV bridge

Custom Shop Designed Pickups

Fender didn't want to mess around with this bass. The pickups were designed by the Fender Custom Shop and they deliver a full sounding low end, punchy mid-range, and soaring highs. Exactly what most of us already expect out of a good bass pickup, but it especially sounds good with the nuances you can create with a fretless bass. 

Graphite Reinforced Neck

Since this neck doesn't yield any frets to keep everything in line, Fender fashioned a neck that has graphite neck support rods in addition to a truss rod so the string tension is kept even, and a little extra mass is added to get rid of dead spots. 

HMV Bridge

Fender's HMV bridge was fashioned to fit modern needs but take after the looks of vintage bridges. It's very versatile, which is normally a word we don't associate with bridges because they typically have one use, but in this case you have the choice to feed your strings through the body or through the back of the bridge, depending on your preference. And it's sleek look is truly satisfying, whether or not you want to admit that there's a lot of aesthetic appeal that goes into rocking onstage. 

For the crazed bassists who really want to stick out, the Fretless American Standard J Bass is just for you. Check it out!

Full Features

  • Full-sounding Fender Custom Shop pickups
  • Comfortable modern neck profile and fingerboard radius
  • Posiflex™ graphite neck support rods
  • Rosewood fingerboard with inlaid fret line markers
  • Combination string-through/top-load high-mass bridge
  • Lightweight vintage-style tuners

Full Specs

  • BODY
  • BODY FINISH: Urethane
  • BODY SHAPE: Jazz Bass®
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Custom Shop '60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • NECK PICKUP: Custom Shop '60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • BRIDGE: 4-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
  • TUNING MACHINES: Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
  • PICKGUARD: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Black Plastic
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt
  • STRINGS: NPS, Gauges .045-.105
  • OTHER FEATURES: Posiflex™; Graphite Neck Support Rods, Rounded Body Shape, Rolled Fingerboard Edges
  • NECK FINISH: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • NECK SHAPE: Modern "C"
  • SCALE LENGTH: 34" (864 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • NUMBER OF FRETS: Fretless
  • FRET SIZE: Fretless
  • NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
  • TRUSS ROD: Posiflex™; Graphite Neck Support Rods

From The Manufacturer

The American Standard Jazz Bass® Fretless is the same graceful and beautifully voiced instrument it has always been, and it's now upgraded with Fender Custom Shop '60s Jazz Bass single-coil pickups.

It's the latest incarnation of a distinctive and classic Fender bass hit introduced more than 40 years ago, and it now sings, snarls, grooves and growls more powerfully than ever.

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Available Options

  • 3 Color Sunburst - Rosewood Fingerboard 3 Color Sunburst - Rosewood Fingerboard
    Model Number: 0193800700
    Barcode: 885978205400
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    Model Number: 0193800706
    Barcode: 885978205417
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    Your Price: $ 1,399.99

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