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Fender American Series Jazz Bass V 5-String   

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The classic U.S.-made Fender Jazz Bass with subtle refinements to meet the tastes and needs of current-day players. This American Series J comes with...Read More

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A beautifully made, fully equipped version of the classic!

The classic U.S.-made Fender Jazz Bass with subtle refinements to meet the tastes and needs of current-day players. This American Series J comes with a classically contoured, offset-waist alder body, fast maple neck, chrome hardware, and 5-string Jazz Bass pickups. Its updates include a graphite-reinforced neck, string-thru-body bridge design, pao ferro fretboard, and the S-1 switching system that enables series or parallel pickup wiring configurations for even more tonal flexibility. It also has a 3-ply parchment or black/white/black pickguard, detailed fret and nut work, and rolled edges on the neck to ensure smooth playability.

  • Alder body
  • Graphite-reinforced maple neck
  • Pao ferro fretboard
  • Detailed fret and nut work
  • Rolled edges on neck
  • 5-string Jazz Bass pickups
  • S-1 switching system that enables series or parallel pickup wiring configurations for String-thru-body bridge
  • Chrome hardware

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By Cody Mac.

from Virginia

I've owned this bass for about a year now and it is still a great bass. I've had basses crap on me after a coulpe months. It plays extremely well and it has a great fret board and action. I have a Fender Rumble 100 amp and together it sounds like heaven, very deep and smooth sounding.


Built to last!

By Mike Hoelen from Blue(s)print

from Grafenwoehr, Germany

I bought this model 1 year ago and have no complaints whatsoever. It has a great tone, feel and sound. Once I bought it, I never looked back. Whether you're a finger player, a slapper, or use a pick the sound is great. For maximum results, use through an SVT-3PRO or an SVT Classic any kind and you'll totally agree. Have a good time.


American Jazz Bass V

By Cnegley3rd

from Schertz, Tx

This American made Jazz Bass V is flawless. You definitely get what you pay for when you go with the American models. The workmanship is superior when compared to the Mexican made models, if only to the naked eye. I may have gotten the last one with the in-line five tuners. As a 30 year vet, I highly recommend any American made Fender for all levels.


The best bass....PERIOD!

By Rinos88

from Pekin, Illinois

I have had this bass for about 4 years. It is the best all around bass. I have been a musician since I was 8 (now 25) and have played countless live shows and have done numerous studio recordings. In every situation I have been in, people comment on how great my tone is. Sure, you can spend several thousands on some boutique brand, but everything is always compared to a Fender. So, I bought the Fender. In no way am I disappointed. It has an awesome neck and body profile. The feel of this instrument far surpasses any others. Take my word, Just buy it. I won't play anything else.


Great playability and sound.

By huge-MRicT

from Christiansburg, VA

I own a Fender jazz bass 5 string and it is great. Incredible ound and great range. Expessialy good looks and very comfortable.It definetly met my expectations.


Doesn't get any better

By Joel-6XGrC

from Salem, OR

I have played a lot of basses and this is unmatched by any. Sure there are some that are better in certain areas. But if you the best of the basics then this is it. Slap, finger or pick style it all sounds good on this bass.


American Jazz Bass V

By 34 Blues

from Cleveland, OH

Buy this Bass, you will never have another case of GAS/BAS. My instrument arrived in FLAWLESS condition, not a ding, scratch, blem, blur etc. Set-up excellent direct from the factory. I will never need to buy another Bass.



By BE44g0uZL

from Adrian, MI

I spent all of my high school graduation money on this bass but it was worth it. It's easily the most comfortable bass I've ever played. It sounds really great too. I'm amazed that more people don't pick up five-string fender basses because they are amazing. You won't be disappointed.


Very, Very comfortable

By Wade-k8aIp

from Canada

One of the nicest basses I have played in 30 yaers of playing, if not the nicest.


SIMPLE...Best Bass!!

By d7f3e3

from Katy, TX

Always dependable, great sound, unique red color looks great on stage. i have received many good comments about this bass... i'll keep it forever!!

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