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Fender Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

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Jaco was a beacon for generations of aspiring bass players, bridging the gaps between R&B, rock, jazz, classical, and Caribbean musics. He changed the musical world with his uncanny gifts and visionar... Click To Read More About This Product

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Jaco was a beacon for generations of aspiring bass players, bridging the gaps between R&B, rock, jazz, classical, and Caribbean musics. He changed the musical world with his uncanny gifts and visionary approach to the instrument. And he did it with one fundamental tool ” a Fender Jazz Bass. Fender has re-created Jaco's well-played Jazz Fretless in painstaking detail, so you can enjoy a special connection with this great artist.

Features
  • Body: alder
  • Neck: maple
  • Fingerboard: rosewood, polyester finished
  • Scale: length 34" (864 mm)
  • No. of frets: 20
  • Vintage-size fretline markers
  • Width @ nut: 1.500" (38 mm)
  • Machine heads: vintage style
  • Pickups: 2 vintage Jazz pickups
  • Controls: '62 style
  • 3-knob, volume (neck), volume (bridge), master tone
  • Pickguard: brown shell (shipped in case)
  • Bridge: U.S. vintage Jazz
  • Unique features: special shape neck
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FenderJaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Great Fretless Bass!!

By Bassman John

from Barrington, Illinois

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Pros

  • Awesome finish and workmanship
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass Guitar:

    I had never played a fretless before buying the Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass. All I can say is WOW! Not only is this bass great looking, it plays like a dream. I also own a fretted Jazz Bass and this is so easy to play - I just picked it up and started playing. It feels very familiar, but just a little different. As long as you play it on the fret markers the intonation is perfect. I'm sure this is one of the best fretless basses on the market. You can play a smooth and easy tone in the background, or step up front and make it sing and growl. The pictures don't do it justice, it looks as great as it sounds. The finish and workmanship are superb. This bass also comes with a tortoise pick guard and the bridge and neck pickup covers. Although I'm not sure why anyone would want to install these, but they come in the case just so you'll have them. The Jaco bass comes with flatwound strings, but I'm going to put Rotosound Swing Bass 66 round wounds on it as soon as I can. Then I think it will definitely have Jaco's sound. If only I could play like him. But now I have the right axe.

     
    5.0

    I Can't Put This Thing Down! Soooo good...

    By Tim L.

    from Austin TX

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Not just "good"...OUTSTANDING!
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Venues
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass Guitar:

      I haven't tried enough of them to offer an educated opinion about what's the best fretless bass out there. But now that I own this Jaco bass, I don't need to. You can play a smooth and easy tone in the background, or step up front and make it sing and growl. Picture doesn't do it justice, it looks as great as it sounds. Finish and workmanship are superb.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Bass I have ever played!

      By Artutro PERALTA-RAMOS

      from Jackson, Wy

      Comments about Fender Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass Guitar:

      Right out of the box, this is an amazing bass. The first thing you will notice is the beautiful 3 tone sunburst finish. Next you will notice the awesome vintage j bass stylings. These compliment the bass very well. Above all else my favorite part of this bass is the growling fretless tone. This bass is well worth the price and I would recommend it to any bass player looking for a new fretless.

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Choice

      By Armanger

      from ABQ New Mexico

      Comments about Fender Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass Guitar:

      Its a nice bass, I immediately changed the flatwounds to Rotosound round wounds swing 66, (for the growl). It is defiantely what you are looking for sound wise. The neck is nice and narrow, although not a relic, its worth the price i paid. All in all its a really nice bass. Im glad i purchased it, defiantely changes up the bottom end.

      (36 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      jaco model

      By bassman1983

      from chicago il

      Comments about Fender Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass Guitar:

      this is a great bass. if you are a jaco fan, this is the bass you were looking for. my only problem is the color. jaco's real bass was a little brighter than this one. other than that, it comes with all the accessories (bridge and pickup covers). mine came with flatwound strings. switch to the rounds and you will have his sound.

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