Fender® Select Jazz Bass®

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$2,299.99

Model #: 0170307750
Fender® Select Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Amber Burst

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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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Great player but ...

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jnumme on November 24, 2013 (updated November 26, 2013)
Semi-Professional Funk Alternative Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Punk

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.

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A beautiful bass that can be taken up a notch.

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Raginrog on February 20, 2013 (updated February 20, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues Rock Classic Rock

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.

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My Fender Select Jazz Bass

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kastran on February 19, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Gospel Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Country Bluegrass

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!

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1rst class bass!!

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James Coderre on February 18, 2013
Professional Funk Jazz Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

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.

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General

General
Model Name: Fender® Select Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Amber Burst
Model Number: 0170307750
Series: Fender® Select
Advertised Price: $2299.99
Color: Amber Burst

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder with Flame Maple Top
Body Finish: Gloss Lacquer
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®

Neck

Neck
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: Rosewood
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
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Electronics

Electronics
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
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)
Unique Features: Fender Select Medallion, Stealth String Retainer
Included Accessories: Cloth, Strap, Cable