Fender Unveils Limited Edition Made In Japan Basses

Fender Limited Edition Made In Japan Basses

Fender has announced a new line of limited edition Made in Japan instruments including a handful of new basses. The new lineup includes models with traditional specs as well two with “hybrid” models: the Hybrid 50s Precision Bass and the Hybrid 60s Jazz Bass.

“These Hybrid models perfectly mesh the new with the old by taking famous Fender looks and adding player friendly modern specifications,” the company writes. “The recognizable alder body is upgraded with Vintage US pickups, and the satin-finished neck features medium jumbo frets and a 9.84″ (250mm) radius.”

The more replica-based instruments include a Traditional ’60s Jazz Bass, a Traditional Fretless 60s Jazz Bass, and a Traditional ’70s Jazz Bass. Each of the basses takes after a specific year. The ’60s Jazz recreates the ’62 Jazz Bass with a basswood body and rosewood fingerboard while the ’70s Jazz Bass has the ash body, bound neck, and block inlays of the ’75 Jazz Bass. They all have vintage-inspired pickups for old school tone.

The Fender Limited Edition Made In Japan basses debuted at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. All of them carry a price point of $999.99.

Fender Made in Japan Hybrid 50s Precision Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Body Finish:Polyester
Neck:Maple
Neck Shape:“U” Shape
Fingerboard:Maple
Nut:Bone
Inlays:Black Dot
Fingerboard Radius:9.84″
Frets:20 Medium Jumbo
Pickups:Fender USA Vintage Precision Bass
Bridge:4-Saddle Vintage Style
Tuners:Vintage Style
Colors:Off-White Blonde, US Blonde

Fender Made in Japan Hybrid 60s Jazz Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Body Finish:Polyester
Neck:Maple
Neck Shape:“U” Shape
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Nut:Bone
Inlays:White Dot
Fingerboard Radius:9.84″
Frets:20 Medium Jumbo
Pickups:Fender USA Vintage Jazz Bass
Bridge:4-Saddle Vintage Style
Tuners:Vintage Style
Colors:California Blue, Surf Green

Fender Made in Japan Traditional 60s Jazz Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Basswood
Body Finish:Polyester
Neck:Maple
Neck Shape:“U” Shape
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Nut:Bone
Inlays:White Dot
Fingerboard Radius:7.25″
Frets:20 Vintage Style
Pickups:Vintage-Style Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Bridge:4-Saddle Vintage Style
Tuners:Vintage Style
Colors:Flamingo Pink

Fender Made in Japan Traditional 60s Jazz Bass Fretless Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Body Finish:Polyester
Neck:Maple
Neck Shape:“U” Shape
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Nut:Bone
Inlays:White Dot
Fingerboard Radius:7.25″
Frets:Fretless
Pickups:Vintage-Style Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Bridge:4-Saddle Vintage Style
Tuners:Vintage Style
Colors:3-Color Sunburst, Black

Fender Made in Japan Traditional 70s Jazz Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Ash
Body Finish:Polyester
Neck:Maple
Neck Shape:“U” Shape
Fingerboard:Maple
Nut:Bone
Inlays:Pearloid Blocks
Fingerboard Radius:7.25″
Frets:20 Vintage Style
Pickups:Vintage-Style Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Bridge:4-Saddle Vintage Style
Tuners:Vintage Style
Colors:Torino Red, California Blue

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