Fender Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Electric Bass with Case

This bass features a pau ferro fingerboard, vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, and a sound that lives up to Jaco Pastorius's name.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
Lined fretless bass neck Flush fret markers help locate note positions
Vintage Jazz Bass single-coil pickups Delivers unparalleled clarity and punch
Vintage-style reverse tuning machines Reproduction of classic open-gear tuning machines

Jaco Pastorius redefined the voice of the bass and the role of the bassist for generations of players, merging the worlds of R&B, rock, jazz, classical and Caribbean music and reshaping the musical landscape with his visionary approach to the instrument. And he did it all with a Fender Jazz Bass guitar. Pastorius unmistakable voice and signature sound came from his mind, his hand and his sunburst fretless Jazz Bass, recreated here as the Fender Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass guitar. Features include an alder body, C-shaped maple neck with side dots centered on the fret lines, pau ferro fingerboard, vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, vintage-style reverse tuners, knurled chrome Precision Bass knobs and commemorative Pastorius neck plate. Deluxe brown hard-shell case, strap and cable included.
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- Model Name: Jaco Pastorius Jazz Bass
- Series: Artist


- Body Shape: Jazz Bass


- Neck Shape: "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: Fretless
- Fret Size: Fretless
- Position Inlays: Side Dot, Centered on the Fretlines
- Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
- Fretboard: Pau Ferro
- Neck Material: Maple
- Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
- Neck Plate: Custom 4 Bolt Neckplate
- Truss Rod Nut: Original Vintage Style


- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Bridge Pickup: Vintage Jazz Bass Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
- Neck Pickup: Vintage Jazz Bass Single-Coil Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone


- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Bridge: American Vintage 4 Saddle Bass
- Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Reverse Tuning Machines
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Pickup Covers: Chrome Pickup Cover


- Strings: Stainless Steel Flatwound 9050M, (.055, .070, .090 .105 Gauges)
- Unique Features: Knurled Chrome P Bass Knobs, Special Jaco Tribute Neck Plate, Side Dot Position Markers are Centered Between the Fretlines


- Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case
- Included Accessories: Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable
- Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 27.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0196208800

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted January 3, 2014 by John S in Cavendish, VT

"Its like Butter"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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After doing my own set up this Jaco bass plays really nice. The quality is good. Sometimes quality can be hit or miss with Fender. But this one was a hit. Kind of bummed Fender saved the epoxy on the neck for the $4000 version. But you can still get some great tone with ground wound rounds without distroying the neck.

Musical Background:

Bedroom bass player for 35 years

Musical Style:

Progressive rock, jazz, rock.
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3-Color Sunburst

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