Fender Custom Shop

Description

The Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Jason Smith Offset Telecaster Bass Journeyman Relic hits all the right notes. Any Telecaster fan and bass-playing aficionado will appreciate the build quality and features this unique bass has to offer. Includes Certificate of authenticity and hardshell case.

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Jason Smith
A Custom Shop veteran and son of longtime Fender R&D legend Dan Smith, Jason Smith grew up on Fender—“It has always been in my family,” he said, “And I was always extremely interested in everything my father did.”

Born in Rochester, N.Y., and raised in California, Smith remembers meeting guitar greats from about age five on through his father’s work with Fender—Eric Clapton, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Beck and Robben Ford, to name only a few. He went to his first big rock concert at age six—Rush—and Smith remembers going backstage with his dad and meeting Geddy Lee after the show. Before he was even in his teens, Smith was going to see Pink Floyd, ZZ Top and many other major artists.

Rock music and Fender are part of his DNA. Smith joined the Fender Custom Shop in 1995, and in 2006 completed a five-year apprenticeship under acclaimed Senior Master Builder John English. Among many diverse projects with English, Smith worked on a pair of double-neck Stratocaster guitars for Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo. He has since crafted fine instruments for players and acts including John 5, Michael Landau, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Geddy Lee, Steve Harris, Reggie Hamilton, Linkin Park, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Neon Trees and many others.
Specifications
General
  • Master Builder: Jason Smith 
  • Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
  • Plating: Chrome/Nickel Hardware 
  • Right/Left Hand: Right Hand 
  • Bass Case: FCS P Bass Tweed 
Body
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  • Body Spread: Ash Roasted 
  • Choose Single or Multi Color: Single Color 
  • Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer 
  • Body: Jazzmaster Body Perimeter; 
  • Body: 3/8” Radius; Tele Control Route 
  • Body: Custom Classic String Thru 
  • Body: Ferrules; P/J P/U Routes 
  • Body: Am Std T-Rod Divot 
Hardware
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  • Standard or Custom Bridge: Standard Bridge Assembly 
  • Bass Bridge Assemblies: Rsd Dlx Bass Chr CC 
  • Neck Pickups: H/W 62 P-Bass CC
  • Mid Pickups: None 
  • Bridge Pickups: H/W Vint J-Bass Lead Cc 
  • Bass Control Assemblies: None 
  • Neck Plate: Bass R Ser Vint CC
  • Bass Backplate/Tremolo Cover: None 
  • Rear Control Cover: None 
  • Strap Locks: No Strap Locks 
  • Bass Knobs: 52 Tele Knurled Chrome 
  • Bass Keys: See 
  • String Sets for Bass: 045-065-080-100 
  • Hardware: Key Bass New Dlx Mod Taper Long
  • Hardware: Football Side Input Jack
  • Hardware: Tele Controls-Vol Has Push/Pull 
  • Hardware: To Bypass Tone; Master Tone; 
  • Hardware: 3 Way Switch
 Neck 
  • Standard or Custom Neck: Custom Neck 
  • Like Standard Bass Neck? 55 P-Bass CC/Rel 
  • Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer 
  • Bass Neck Blanks: Qtr Sawn 
  • Bass Fretboards: None 
  • Bass Truss Rods: 10-24x23 .875 Thread 
  • Head Style: Tele 
  • Neck Head Thickness: 0.580” 
  • Neck Scoop: 51 
  • Dot Spacing: Wide 
  • Face Dot: Micarta Black .250 
  • Side Dot: Micarta Black 3/32” 
  • Bass Fret Wire: Med. Jumbo Use 
  • Number of Frets: 20 
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.50” Radius
  • Back Shape Bass: 60 P-Bass Oval “C” 
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.500” 
  • Neck Thickness At 1st Fret: .850” 
  • Neck Thickness At 12th Fret: .990” 
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.500” 
  • Bass Nut: Bone 
  • Number of Bolts: 4 Bolt 
  • Bind Head Cap: No 
  • Bind Fingerboard: No 
  • Decals: Headcap for Bass Vintage P Bass 
  • Pickguard 
  • Standard or Custom Pickguard: Custom 
  • Pickguard Material Custom: Custom Pick Guard Material 
  • Pickguard Material: Blk 1-Ply Phenolic Laminate
  • Option: Flat Pole P & J Bass P/U's 
  • Option: No Bevel; Alnico V;10,800 Turns 
  • Option: Enamel Wire; H/W by Josefina 
  • Option: 50's Tele Switch Tip 
  • Option: Custom P/G Shape

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