Fender are renowned for constantly fine-tuning their products without ever betraying the essence of their instruments’ legacies, and their American Standard Jazz Bass Guitar continues to stand as a prime example of this trend. A snarling, thumping wildcat of an instrument, the Jazz Bass is another Fender classic and fan-favourite, refurbished with a handful of modern trimmings.
One of Fender’s guiding philosophies has always been a refusal to fix what isn’t broken. With its distinct offset waist body and narrow neck, the Jazz Bass has created legions of committed fans for good reason. So Fender’s current Standard preserves the recognizable look and accessible feel that countless musicians have come to adopt as preference.
When a Fender product comes with Custom Shop pickups, exceptional tone is basically a certified guarantee. This Jazz Bass comes equipped with a Custom Shop ‘60s split single coil pick-up, which has been overwound for punchier output. The result is that fat, thumping sound - rich in bass and body - that’s classic Fender.
Neck and fingerboard
The Jazz Bass has a glossy satin-finished neck, slick enough to create life-long fans all by itself. Capped off by a tinted-gloss headstock and a sleek rosewood fret-board, the look, feel and supreme playability of this neck is the standard to which all others should be measured.