Fender debuted five new signature models at the Summer NAMM show this year including one bass: the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. The session ace, who has worked with artists ranging from Beck to Nine Inch Nails, teamed up with the company to create an instrument based on his personal ’66 Daphne Blue Mustang Bass.
The short-scale bass is relic’ed to exactly mirror the wear on JMJ’s bass. It’s built with an alder body is fitted with a custom split-coil pickup the company says is “perfect for playing punchy, melodic bass lines.” Check out Meldal-Johnsen talking to Reverb.com about the bass at Summer NAMM:
The JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass will be shipping October 17th for $999.99.
Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass Specs:
|Finish:||Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Profile:||“C” Shape|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|Inlays:||Aged Pearloid Dot|
|Pickup:||Custom Split Single-Coil Mustang Bass|
|Tuners:||Standard Open-Gear Tuning Machines|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle Mustang Bass Strings-Through-Body|
|Case:||Deluxe Gig Bag|