Fender Special Edition Ash Deluxe Jazz Bass

In keeping with the idea that I wanted to purchase a nice, but less expensive bass to leave in Florida, I ordered this 2017 Fender Special Edition Ash Deluxe Jazz Bass with Pau Ferro Fingerboard and natural finish.

I ordered it from Musician's Friend on November 1, 2017 and it arrived on the 8th.  I have alway liked the natural finish.  This guitar somewhat combines some of the features of the two bass guitars I have up north.  It is basically like my Fender American Special Jazz.  The fingerboard, pickguard and controls are a bit different but the finish is very similar to that of the Gibson EB.

This is a MIM guitar and didn't come with a case.  I already had a gig bag that came with the American.  Since I bought a hard shell case for that, the gig bag has been in storage.

 

 
The following information was taken from the Musician's Friend website.

OVERVIEW

Classic Jazz Bass style with an ash body and pau ferro fretboard.

The Fender Jazz Bass has been seen frequenting all the places where music has been played over the last 50 years.  This particular model features a classic body shape, pau ferro slab fretboard, standard J Bass pickups and controls, 3-ply pickguard and chrome-plated hardware.  This special run version features an as body and a natural finish.

SPECIFICATIONS
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: SS
  • Middle: Single-coil
  • Bridge: Single-coil
  • Brand: Fender

Fretboard
  • Material: Pau ferro
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solid body
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed

Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle HiMass
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome

Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes

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