The Fender American Standard Jazz Bass is one of Fender’s flagship products. According to the company’s own website, Fender scored a “big hit” when the Jazz Bass was first released in the 60s, mainly due to its fantastic tone and fast neck. The Fender American Standard Jazz Bass has been greatly improved since then, and now includes lighter tuners and rosewood or maple fingerboard. This Fender American Standard Jazz Bass review will talk you through the features of the guitar before moving onto the variations available.
Fender American Standard Jazz Bass Specification
- The Fender American Standard Jazz Bass is one of the companies most expensive bass guitars, so it’s no surprise that a lot of thought has gone into the materials used. The fretboard can be made out of maple or rosewood, while the neck material on newer models is maple with a satin finish.
- The American Jazz Bass has 20 frets, a 34” scale length and a fretboard radios is 9.5”. The fret size is what’s known as “medium jumbo” and the neck has a modern C shape.
- Fender American Standard Jazz Bass guitars come with two pickups, a single coil at the bridge and a single coil at the neck.
- Other features include synthetic bone string nut and a variety of different finishes including Olympic White, Sunburst, Candy Cola and Black.
Fender American Standard Jazz Bass Variations
On top of the different finishes available there are several different types of Fender American Standard Jazz Bass. There is, for example, the left handed Fender American Standard Jazz Bass. This is available with the 3 color sunburst or black finishes.
The Fender American Standard Jazz Bass V is the five string version of the famous bass. It has the same sound, features and feel as the original, but with an extra string. It’s available in White, 3 color sunburst, black and Candy Cola.
The final variation of the Standard Jazz Bass is the fretless. Fender American Standard Jazz Bass Fretless guitars are available with two different finishes – black and three color sunburst.