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Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass

Flea with Fender Signature Jazz Bass

Fender has teamed up with bass legend Flea to release the Flea Signature Jazz Bass. The new model is a recreation of the bassist’s Shell Pink 1961 Jazz Bass he received from a fan and used to record the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway.

“Shell Pink is the rarest of Fender’s classic Custom Color finishes, and Flea’s ’61 Jazz Bass is quite possibly the only one in existence,” the company shared. “We’ve carefully recreated his personal instrument’s exact faded shade as it exists today, and then applied an eye-catching Road Worn nitrocellulose lacquer finish that perfectly replicates Flea’s playing wear. A special neck plate engraved with Flea’s own artwork commemorates the inspirational player behind this instrument.”

In addition to replicating its appearance, the Flea signature bass features vintage-accurate electronics with a pair of American-made Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass pickups and stacked concentric controls. Its bridge has four threaded steel “barrel” saddles that Fender says adds a touch of crispness to enhance attack.

The Fender Flea Signature Jazz Bass will be shipping soon with a street price of $1,199.99.

Fender Flea Signature Jazz Bass Specs:

Finish:Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Finish:Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape:“C” Shape
Scale Length:34″ (864 mm)
Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets:20
Fret Size:Vintage-Style
Nut Material:Synthetic Bone
Nut Width:1.5″ (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays:Aged White Dot
Pickups:American Vintage ’64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls:Stacked Concentric Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Bridge:4-Saddle Vintage-Style
Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines:Fender Vintage-Style
Pickguard:4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs:Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric
Neck Plate:Special Flea Neckplate
Strings:Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 – .105)
Case:Deluxe Gig Bag