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Fender Kingman Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
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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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  • 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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  • Wonderful stage ready acoustic bass

    As reviewed by Scott on 8/29/2014

    Its hard not to give the Kingman a five star, because it is pretty and looks fierce with the fender electric headstock. The body is delicately proportioned, making it a fairly comfortable lap guitar in comparison to some other bulky models at the lower end of the market. It is my preferred instrument with the Slow Boat Home. I've found the bass to have an appropriate sound for blues, country-jug, rag, folk, and funky soul. Its probably not suited to a metal band... unless they are doing in an unplugged thing; in which case, yeah look into it. The bass has a great transfer to amplified sound. If I can be critical of the Kingman it would be to say this; Its slightly top heavy, which can make standing with the instrument awkward in certain positions. The input jack serves as the back strap connector in a touch of elegance; However, the jack has been slightly temperamental. When played acoustically there can be some vibration sounds coming from the pickup housing box, on top of the guitar. This is something more noticeable to the player, rather than the crowd. That said it is fun to play acoustically because it has some tone character on its own. Chillin on a park bench playing some bass grooves (Unplugged). Plugging the instrument in really is what this acoustic bass is made for with the Fishman electronics pickup. Sounds great. Clear. No fret-buzzing along the neck. The Fishman sound is great. Amplifying this bass and getting the tone in the room is simple with the tuner and the three parameter EQ. I think this bass has a lot going for it. A fretless version would be interesting??? I think the image and tone of the bass is more suited to bassist who play upright. You can't help but play some straight honky tonk blues with the Kingman. There probably are more than a few acoustic basses that can equal or out due the Kingman in some way, shape, or form. I think it will hold up against anything in the market under $1,000 retail... Basically, I think this fender is a really good value.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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