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.
You are welcome to praise or criticize the products you have purchased. However, please be specific in your comments as to why you like or dislike a product, so that it’s helpful to others in their decision-making process. All reviews will be monitored, and normally posted within 1-2 business days. Please refrain from including phone numbers, addresses or URLs in your review. Also, we ask that you please do not post promotional content such as advertisements of any kind (including “for sale” ads), links to your music page or music video, or repeated posts that make the same point excessively. Fender reserves the right to reject publication, without notice, of any review due to content, language or other issues.
Note: currently we are only approving reviews written in English.
How do you rate this item?
Enter a title for your review:
Review this item:
Style of music you play:
Our moderation system is temporarily down so it may take a few days before we can approve your review. Rest assured, it has been received and will be made available as soon as possible. Please do not re-submit your review.
owns this item
owns Fender product(s)
This instrument is a nice surprise, very good playability, nice tone, very nice neck. I have hard time switching back to a fretted bass after playing this bass for some time. The thing came with strings that might need a change, but that is a personal thing. As a whole, it looks good, sounds good, it is good. It is somewhat hard to make an accurate rating, but it is more five stars than four.
slapexit owns this item
The jazz bass has always been my go to bass for both recording and live. I own p basses as well but the tonal variety of the jazz is unbeatable. I have other brand basses that I have paid more for and I never use them. My most recent purchase was a 2012 american standard jazz and even with one pup soloed the bass is quiet. These custom shop 60s pups are quiet, in a good way. I play in a indie prog rock band with two guitarists and a heavy handed drummer and I am easily heard and felt through the mix. What ever fender has been doing for the past 50 years they should keep doing.
razorx14 owns this item
I think the Fender Jazz Bass is possibly the singular best electric bass on the market. It has inspired many similar, if not flat out copies from other makers. I do feel that different neck shapes / profiles could be offered. The original is still the best & most versatile bass available. Don't leave home w/o it!
caulfield owns this item
This fretless bass is beautiful and delivers an almost perfect sound. Unfortunately, it feels a little bit cheap ; the satin finish on the neck is too thick making it seem like plastic and not very fast to play. Still a magnificent instrument to play with, that gives a lot of pleasure and lets create a variety of gorgeous sounds.
tupuducul11 owns this item
|Model Name:||American Standard Jazz Bass® Fretless, Rosewood Fingerboard, Mystic Red|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass®|
|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|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.5" (38.1 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Side Dot|
|Truss Rods:||Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|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 High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)|
|Tuning Machines:||Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts|
|Control Knobs:||Black Plastic|
|Strings:||NPS, Gauges .045-.105|
|Unique Features:||Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods, Rounded Body Shape, Rolled Fingerboard Edges, New Molded Fender/SKB® Case with TSA Locks, Glass Reinforced Nylon Trigger Latches, and Form Fitted Plush Interior|
|Polishing Cloth:||Polishing Cloth Included|
Your Fender Profile is your golden ticket that grants you access to most of the cooler stuff going on here at Fender.com.
In order to prevent spam, we require you to create a Fender profile to submit reviews.