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      Fender Kingman Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar (H78866)
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The embodiment of rich tones and vintage looks new from Fender.

The deeply resounding Fender Kingman SCE acoustic-electric bass has been upgraded for discerning acoustic bassists. New features include a vintage-inspired three-ply gold pickguard, bone nut and vintage-style rosewood Fender “Viking” bridge with compensated bone saddle-all in addition to the classic Fender Jazz Bass headstock, tuners, neck profile and strap buttons that make it such a distinctive instrument.
Other premium features include a cutaway body with solid spruce top, scalloped X bracing and mahogany back and sides for defined and resonant bass sound, stylish body binding and checkerboard rosette, maple neck, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with block position inlays and aged binding, forward strap button with internal block reinforcement, chrome hardware, gloss neck and body finish and Fishman Presys pickup system with active onboard preamp and tuner for loud and clear amplified sound.

Fender Kingman Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar Features:

  • Dreadnought body style
    Solid spruce top
    Laminated mahogany back and sides
    Gloss finish on neck and body
    Scalloped X bracing
    Maple neck
    20-Fret rosewood fingerboard
    Block position inlays
    Rosewood bridge with compensated bone saddle
    Fishman Presys pickup system with active on-board pre-amp and tuner
    Fender Jazz Bass headstock and neck profile
    Vintage-inspired gold pickguard
    "Viking" Fender Bridge with solid rosewood bridge plate
    Factory mounted forward strap button with internal block reinforcement


Fender Kingman Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar Specifications:

  • Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
    Body Width: 3.75" (Front) to 4.75" (Rear)
    Nut: 2.125" (54 mm)


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  • Love This Axe...but there are some drawbacks

    As reviewed by Hoss Peterson on 4/26/2012

    I had been looking for an acoustic bass for some time, and they all just kind of looked (and sounded) the same. Then I stumbled upon the Fender Kingman, and fell in love. The Fender headstock and Jazz Bass neck were absolutely killer, and it jumped out at me hanging on the wall. I picked it up and played it and absolutely adored the neck. Since my regular axe is a Jazz Bass anyway, it was like an old friend in my hands straight off the wall. I liked the acoustic sound, and then plugged it in and ADORED the amplified sound. I purchased it (actually ordered it online the next day from the store, since the new model with the upgraded nut and bridge had just come out) and waited for my new baby to arrive. Three days later, it did, and I took it home. Now for the "real" review... The first thing I noticed when I took it out of the box and put a strap on it was how INCREDIBLY NECK HEAVY this thing is! Holy buckets is this neck heavy! It absolutely nose dives to the floor if you aren't hanging on to it. I am currently having my tech re-position the upper strap button to the bottom of the neck to help counteract the weight issue. The next thing that caught my ear was the fact that, when plugged in, the E string was ten times louder than any other string. I fiddled with every setting on the on-board EQ and my amp, and couldn't fix this. After reading several on-line reviews and suggestions, I decided to remove the original bronze acoustic string on the E and replace it with a nickel-wound electric E string. That has helped IMMENSELY. I will probably change out the A as well, but will leave the bronze acoustic strings on the D and G, because I like the brightness of the higher strings in my playing. Oh...and the acoustic volume is fairly low when playing finger-style. Use a pick and it's a little better...but I almost always play it through my amp, so that's not much of a deal-breaker for me anyway. OVERALL: I still love this bass. Love the look, love the neck, love the sound. It does have it's drawbacks (as noted), but nothing that would make me want to sell it or give it away. If someone stole this axe I would replace it with another Kingman...I guess that is the true test. If you can handle the heavy neck, the somewhat subdued acoustic volume and the insanely loud amplified E string, then this is your axe. For the money I paid ($450) I seriously doubt I could find a better deal. A couple of minor tweaks, and this baby will have a home in my arsenal for years to come!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Kingman is King of acoustic basses!

    As reviewed by Ryne Jones on 3/26/2012

    This bass has a really great attack to it! Really smooth, in fact..it's the smoothest i've ever felt on a bass so far. Really easy for those hard technical bass riffs, really simple for those groovy funk riffs. This bass is definitely worth the money and is one of the highlights in my collection!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome Acoustic Bass

    As reviewed by tony holcomb on 10/21/2013

    I love this bass. Bought it at the Charleston store and got a deal. Service people were good to work with. By itself it sounds good but when plugged into an amp has some deep low frequency responses that will rattle your chest. Doesn't loose mids or highs either when scale runs. the neck makes it feel like an old friend since I have a Jazz and a Precision.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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