Fender Player Jazz Bass Fretless Pau Ferro

Just when you though Jazz Basses couldn't get a smoother tone, the Fender Player Series Jazz Bass comes complete with a fretless pau ferro fingerboard.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Fender Player Series Alnico 5 pickups Crisp and articulate; modern Fender edge
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
With its dual single-coil pickups and smooth playing feel, the Player Jazz Bass Fretless is an inspiring instrument with classic, elevated style and authentic Fender bass tone. Its powerful, rumbling sound is punchy and tight; a growling voice that's matched with fast, smooth playing feel for a shot of creative inspiration. Ready for action in the studio, or on the stage, the Player Jazz Bass Fretless can take anything you can think of--and everything you haven't yet.

Respecting Fender's heritage while maintaining their innovative spirit, the two growling Player Series single-coil pickups are packed with legendary Fender bass tone, turned up to 11 for modern ears. Volume controls for each and a master tone control are close at hand to shape the pickups' powerful voice so you can easily craft your sound. The "Modern C"-shaped maple neck hosts a 9.5"-radius fingerboard that's ideal for almost any playing style, while the 4-saddle bridge is engineered for accurate intonation and easy action adjustment so you can personalize the feel to your playing style and taste.

Other features include a 3-ply pickguard, synthetic bone nut, vintage-style disc string trees, open-gear tuning machines and a four-bolt "F"-stamped neck plate that marks this instrument as the real deal--as Fender as it gets.

When you need a bass that can help you get to the next level-one that has genuine Fender sound, style and feel--reach for the Player Jazz Bass Fretless.

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- Series: Player
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
- Number of Frets: Fretless
- Fret Size: Fretless
- Position Inlays: White Dots
- Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
- Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
- Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard
- Middle Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Bridge Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Controls: Volume 1 (Middle Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
- Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0149933 500
Polar White
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0149933 515
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818
(1 ratings)
Submitted November 12, 2019 by todd m in lowell, AR
"All I ever dreamed of and more"
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I have had this bass for about two weeks, and let me just say I was blown away. I have always wanted a fretless jazz bass, truly my dream bass. the finish and fingerboard of this bass are flawless, and while I would have preferred an unlined neck, the lines are subdued nicely to blend in from a distance with the pau ferro. the tone is absolutely delectable. you are going to be hard pressed to get a bad tone out of this bass. I usually play with both pickups up three quarters, and the tone at about half. I finger over the neck pickup. I am loving the rich, full, beefy, and punchy tone I am getting from these pickups. I did do a little bit of set up on the bridge when I first got it, not for intonation so much as action. but it was only a minor adjustment. the only thing that was sorta negative was the strings that this bass came with. gritty and dull, they were flats but just lacked in a lot of areas. I took them off within hours of unboxing it, and put on some Labella flats. now this bass truly sings. You will not be disappointed with this bass!!! oh, one more thing that's not quite evident in the pictures, the pickguard is slightly off color from the body. the body is glistening white, and the pickguard is a slightly darker cream color. It looks better than it did online, in my opinion.
Musical Background:
playing bass for 21 years, gig occaisionaly, give lessons from home
Musical Style:
jazz, jazz, jazz
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