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The James Johnston Jazz Bass guitar puts James's own personal touch on a Squier Classic Vibe series instrument. Based on his Fender USA Jazz Bass, fe...Read More

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The James Johnston Jazz Bass guitar puts James's own personal touch on a Squier Classic Vibe series instrument. Based on his Fender USA Jazz Bass, features include Lake Placid Blue finish on a basswood body, vintage-tint gloss-maple neck with matching painted headcap, James' signature on the back of the headstock as well as the Biffy Clyro band logo on the front, 3-ply mint green pickguard, two custom single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, and a HiMass bridge with brass barrel saddles.

An affordable signature model inspired by James Johnston.

  • Basswood body
  • Gloss polyester body and neck finish
  • Maple neck
  • Modern "C" shape neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 20 Vintage-style frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • White dot position inlays
  • Matching painted Headstock
  • 4-Bolt standard neck plate
  • Custom single-coil Jazz Bass bridge and neck pickups
  • Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup) and Master Tone controls
  • 4-Saddle HiMass bridge
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Vintage-style tuning machines
  • 3-Ply mint green pickguard
  • Black plastic control knobs
  • James' signature on the back of the headstock
  • Biffy Clyro Band logo on the front of the headstock
  • Tinted Neck
  • Gold Squier Logo

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James Johnston Jazz Bass

  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)

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Incredible Quality for the price


from Rexburg, ID

About Me Experienced


  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Frets
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good pickups
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


  • Gloss Neck

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands

Comments about Squier James Johnston Jazz Bass:

Bought this because I wanted some Jazz Bass vibe, and boy did this axe deliver. I'm going to list off the important features:

Fret ends were fantastic out of the factory, and there are no sharp ends;

Nut was cut properly;

Initial setup was decent, leaning towards good. Needed a little work, obviously, but I've seen much worse;

Neck is glossy, vintage-tint. This may throw some people off, but for those who like a thick gloss, you'll be in heaven;

Pickups are nice and growly, and have lots of life. Not something I expected at this price point;

Bridge is solid, and the brass saddles are a nice touch;

Knobs were all solid, not loose at all, and there's no static or choppiness when the knobs are turned. Still, there is some serious on/off effect going on when turning the knob down just slightly;

Headstock finish was spot-on, and there were no parts where the paint bled onto the side of the headstock;

Tuners are solid, and hold tune;

Stock strings are good enough to use for a while. In my case, I order strings online in custom gauges, so it's good to have decent strings to use while they're being delivered.

Overall, I love this. I don't want to sell it, ever (and I've sold a lot of guitars). Planning on adding a tortoise pickguard (for swag), DiMarzio Area J pickups (for noise cancelling), and maybe a brass nut to enhance the, already incredible, sustain.

I highly recommend this. I can't say it enough, if you want a blue Jazz Bass, just BUY IT before they stop making them in the next year or so. Just do it. You won't regret it one bit.

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