Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

Fender’s Magnificent Seven series has gotten a little more magnificent with its first four-stringer called the Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass. As part of the series, they are handcrafted in the U.S.A. and limited to 500 basses worldwide.

Fender 2016 Limited Edition American Standard PJ Bass

The bass blends elements of the company’s two mainstay models with a P Bass body and a Jazz Bass neck (featuring a “C”-shaped profile) as well as a P/J pickup configuration. Dual volume controls and a tone control allow for dialing in the “punch of a single-coil P Bass pickup with the throaty growl of a Jazz Bass bridge pickup,” Fender writes.

Its maple neck, which is reinforced with graphite support rods, is topped with a rosewood fingerboard adorned with white dot inlays. Hardware includes a Fender High Mass Vintage bridge, vintage-style Fender “F” tuners with paddle keys, and a limited edition neck plate.

The 2016 Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass will be available at Fender’s select premium showcase dealers with a street price of $1,599.99.

Fender 2016 Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass Specs:

Scale Length:34″ (864 Mm)
Body Finish:Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape:Precision Bass
Neck Material:Maple
Neck Finish:Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck With Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape:Modern “C”
Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets:20
Fret Size:Medium Jumbo
Nut Material:Synthetic Bone
Nut Width:1.5″ (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays:White Dot
Truss Rod:Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods
Bridge:4-Saddle Himass 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 Black/White/Black
Control Knobs:Knurled Flat-Top
Neck Plate:4-Bolt “Limited Edition” Engraved
Pickups:Custom Shop ’60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass, Custom Shop ’60s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls:Volume, Volume, Master Tone
Strings:Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 – .105)
Case/Gig Bag:ABS Molded

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  1. Anthony Horton

    Hmnn, this or the Elite i have on layaway?

  2. John Sabetta

    This seems to be very identical to my 2000 Fender Hotrodded P Bass, sunset orange by the way!!

  3. Möist

    Like my cali p special from ’96.

  4. Simon

    What’s so good about it?

  5. Sean

    So… it’s a P/J with custom shop pickups? That’s it? They couldn’t even toss in a real bone nut?
    Oh, but it’s got a “limited edition” neck plate. Totally worth it.