The left-handed American Standard Jazz Bass® is the same sleekly versatile, bestselling 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 our timeless, must-have bass hit, and it now sings, snarls, grooves and growls more powerfully than ever.
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This is a high quality Jazz, with a beautiful deep sunburst finish, superb neck, and great pickups and hardware. It has all the classic Jazz tones and is a pleasure to play. I like the combination of vintage looks and sounds with modern features such as the high mass bridge, lightweight tuners and graphite reinforcement - I can't find any dead spots on the neck, unlike some older Fenders I've owned.
My one complaint with this instrument: although Fender reverse the wiring so that the knobs rotate in the opposite direction for lefties, they retain the regular audio pots. This results in a useless tone control that has no effect for 95% of its travel, then shuts off all the high frequencies like a switch, and also produces somewhat odd volume control behaviour. At this price level I'm disappointed, as left handed pots are easy to obtain.
Also, I'd like to see a maple fingerboard offered as an option, as it is for the right handed basses. I note that the lefty Stratocasters come with rosewood or maple, so it can't be impossible, can it?
pineweasel owns this item
My first left-handed Fender was a 1976 Precision that I ordered new and still own. I love what Fender has done to their modern jazz basses. They're just perfect. The 3 tone sunburst finish is masterfully applied and is a work of art in and of itself. I love the modern 9 1/2" neck radius. It's very comfortable and super playable. The High Mass bridge is an excellent design well executed. True tonal greatness resides in the Custom Shop pickups. I've heard a lot of pickups in my lifetime, and these are just killer. I can't rave about them enough. The overall craftsmanship is world class all the way. I'll be keeping this bass the rest of my life.
linnin owns this item
|Model Name:||American Standard Jazz Bass® Left-Handed, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass®|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck, Gloss Finish on the Face of the Headstock|
|Neck Shape:||Modern "C"|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.5" (38.1 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||White Dot|
|Truss Rods:||Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Standard|
|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|
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