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.
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 Finish:||Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck With Gloss Urethane Headstock Face|
|Neck Shape:||Modern “C”|
|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)|
|Tuning Machines:||Fender “F” Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys With Tapered Shafts|
|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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