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Squier James Johnston Jazz Bass Lake Placid Blue

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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 basswoo... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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

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SquierJames Johnston Jazz Bass

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Wow!!! The Best Squier Jazz bass ever!!

By Bass face

from Waterloo, Or.

About Me Novice


  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • I can't put it down


  • None at all!!!

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Squier James Johnston Jazz Bass:

I bought this bass used and worth every bit I spent on it.
It is really a awesome bass guitar!!!
I would buy this bass again if I had too. It's a no brainer, Buy this bass, you won't go wrong!!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Nice Bass But Not What I Expected

By David

from Caldwell Idaho

Site Member

Comments about Squier James Johnston Jazz Bass:

Ok... I have been researching and wanting a new bass. My wife found some funds in the budget, so it was between this bass and a Squier Vintage Modified Sunburst Jazz. I pulled the trigger on the James Johnston as I am a fan of Lake Placid Blue, love the 1960's Surf Guitar vibe and like artist model stuff. On the plus side: This is a beautiful bass. The one I got was set up perfectly right out of the box. Low action, the frets were dressed perfectly, sound was AWESOME! The neck was a beautiful amber color (too bad the headstock was blue). NO complaints except for one thing. This is NOT Lake Placid Blue. It is Ice Blue Metallic. LPB is supposed to be DARK. This bass was a very light blue. I had a LPB Strat some years ago and LOVED that color. I felt on this bass, I could have gotten a MIM Fender in Agave Blue and the color would have been the same. The inaccuracy of the blue bothered me so much that I returned the bass to my local Guitar Center the day after I received it. The guy at GC insisted that it IS Lake Placid Blue, and compared it with a Squier Strat, but a comparison of a 2005 Fender Frontline confirmed that what Fender or Squier is trying to pass off as Lake Placid Blue these days is really Ice Blue Metallic. So if you like the color, go for this bass, it is worth every penny

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