Select instruments for select individuals. Introducing Fender Select series guitars and basses-true players’ instruments that put more than six decades of Fender experience and expertise on outstandingly appointed display and bring a wealth of high-end features and elegant design options to discerning musicians everywhere. With choice tone woods, figured tops, strikingly beautiful finishes, figured and quartersawn maple necks with compound-radius fretboards, specially voiced Fender Select pickups that deliver masterful tone, and other first-rate features, the U.S.-made Select Series puts Fender’s top-line best in capable hands-yours.
The Fender Select Jazz Bass elevates our most sonically versatile bass to the height of alluringly refined elegance and power, with a striking Amber Burst gloss-lacquer finish and flame maple top. Its modern “C” shaped quartersawn maple neck has Posiflex™ graphite support rods, a satin lacquer finish and rear-headstock “Fender Select” medallion. The smooth-playing compound radius rosewood fretboard (9.5”-14”) has 20 medium jumbo frets and stylish white pearloid position inlays. Two brand-new dual single-coil Fender Select Jazz Bass pickups pump warm and full low end, snarling midrange and ringing highs.
Other premium features include a three-ply pickguard (parchment-black-parchment), High-Mass Vintage bridge (top-loading or strings-through-body), Fender/Hipshot® vintage-style tuners with tapered shafts, black Jazz Bass knobs, “stealth” string retainer and nickel-chrome hardware. Custom G&G Fender Select case, strap, cable and polishing cloth included.
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Got the bass about two weeks ago and was the best playable bass I've owned right out of the box. But noticed the finish on the back was all scarred up.
jnumme owns this item
Let me preface my review by stating that my Select (#86 of the first 100) is my absolute favorite bass that I have owned, and I've owned many. But, for the price point I was a bit upset when I first received it. I'll continue with my negative remarks to get them out of the way. At $2300, I expected it to be shielded, and the body edges could have had smoother contours. That's it...now to the praise.
My Select has an amazingly gorgeous top. Whenever a friend or band member sees it, they always comment about how great it looks. When I plug it in, they comment about how great it sounds. The compound radius/quartersawn neck is a dream to play, and the single coils are high output with a very full-fat tone, which is excellent when playing classic rock and blues with my cover band. The fretwork and finish were well done, and it's very comfortable despite the body edges not being as contoured as the American Standard Jazz basses.
Now that I've owned this bass for almost a year(purchased in March 2012), I can honestly say that I'm very, very happy that I decided to purchase this fine instrument.
Raginrog owns this item
I can't say enough good about this bass. It's gorgeous, plays like a dream, sounds terrific, balanced perfect, and on and on. Plenty of tone variation. It's the only Jazz Bass I've ever owned that sounds like a Precision Bass when rolling off the bridge pickup. The case and and accessories are also first class. I use a Revonation Cocobolo strap, and it looks like a million bucks. Way to go Fender.....home run!
kastran owns this item
The Fender Select is a well thought out & great sounding bass made from top shelf materials & craftsmanship, the Amber burst maple flame top is both striking& breath taking, this is a beautiful bass that plays like butter, I love the Quarter saw neck with posiflex graphite rods, the Select single coil jazz pickups are booming, & produce an awesome tone. The Case that accompanies it is equally impressive, with tweed cover, leather sides & handle & a gorgeous plush wine red interior with the Select logo on the Storage compartment ............The Fender Select is First Class all the way.
James Coderre owns this item
|Model Name:||Fender® Select Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Amber Burst|
|Body Material:||Alder with Flame Maple Top|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Lacquer|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass®|
|Neck Material:||Quartersawn Maple|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Lacquer on Back, Gloss Lacquer on Headstock Front with Buffed Fingerboard|
|Neck Shape:||Modern "C"|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.5" (38.1 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Pearloid Block|
|Truss Rods:||Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Bridge Pickup:||Fender Select Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Middle Pickup:||Fender Select Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Neck 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:||Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Fender Select Medallion, Stealth String Retainer|
|Included Accessories:||Cloth, Strap, Cable|
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