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Fender American Performer Jazz Bass, Maple, Penny

First introduced in 1960 as their deluxe bass model, Fender's deep and growling Jazz Bass has become standard issue for bass players in a mulitude of genres. This model, which is part of the new and impressive American Performer range, replaces the old American Special model, allowing for a genuine USA made high quality instrument at an accessible price.

Featuring an Alder body with Fender's traditional "Offset Waist Contour", this J Bass feels as vibrant and comfortable as ever, and finished in the stunning new Penny polyurethane finish, this bass is more than ready for the rigours of the road. The satin finished Maple neck is just as impressive, and has been sculpted to a “Modern C” profile which works well with across most playing styles, while the 9.5" radius Maple fingerboard features medium-jumbo frets - making ease of accurate and expressive playing.

Pickups are two Yosemite® Jazz Bass® single coils; handcrafted in Corona, California, these pickups are specifically voiced for each model and each position to create a wide sonic versatility, which when combined with the Greasebucket Tone System - a uniquely Fender design which lets you cut treble without losing gain or “muddying” the sound, enables a useful system of individual tone shaping. Other features include Tapered-Shaft tuning machines, and a four-saddle bridge for solid tuning stability, precise intonation and increased sustain.


  • Alder body
  • Two Yosemite single-coil Jazz Bass pickups
  • Greasebucket tone system
  • “Modern C”-shaped neck with 9.5”-radius fingerboard; 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • Tapered-shaft tuning machines; silver ‘70s logo
  • Crafted in Corona, California, the American Jazz Bass delivers the exceptional tone and feel you expect from an authentic Fender—along with new enhancements that make it even more inspiring to play.

    • American Performer Jazz Bass®
    • Series: American Performer
    • Body Material: Alder
    • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane, Satin Polyurethane (357)
    • Neck: Maple, Modern “C”
    • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
    • Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)
    • Frets: 20, Jumbo
    • Position Inlays: Black Dots (Maple), White Dots (Rosewood)
    • Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.5” (38.1 mm)
    • Tuning Machines:
    • Fender® Shafts
    • Part # Description UPC Code
    • 0198610300
    • “F” Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered
    • Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
    • Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style with Steel Saddles
    • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
    • Pickups: YosemiteTM Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge/Middle)
    • Controls:
    • Volume GreasebucketTM 1. (Middle Tone Pickup), Circuit Volume (Rolls 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master
    • Off Highs without Adding Bass)
    • Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
    • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
    • Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
    • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag