Fender Kingman Bass, Black
Fender Product Overview
Decked out in the electric-inspired style of Fender's California Player series, the Kingman Bass delivers the full, deep acoustic projection and comfortable playing feel you expect from Fender. Named for a famous stop along US Route 66, the short-scale Kingman Bass offers a gloss black finish, smooth-playing mahogany Jazz Bass® neck and convenient cutaway for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. This bass is built for one thing, and one thing only—to rock.
- Body Solid Spruce Top with Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides
- Body Finish Gloss Poly
- Body Shape Concert Bass
- Neck Material Mahogany
- Neck Finish Satin Urethane
- Neck Shape Jazz Bass
- Scale Length 30.3" (770 mm)
- Fingerboard Walnut
- Number of Frets 20
- String Nut Graph Tech® NuBone
- Nut Width 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Position Inlays White Pearloid Block
- Bridge Modern Viking
- Hardware Finish Nickel
- Tuning Machines Open-Back Geared
- Pickguard 3-Ply Gold
- Strings Fender® Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass (.045-.100 Gauges)
No upgrades available
My first acoustic bass, bought mainly to avoid plugging in when practising. Perhaps not as loud as I might have liked when played acoustically, but it has a lovely clear tone. It arrived perfectly set up (for me) with a low action and the Jazz neck makes fret work easy. I am not usually a great fan of onboard EQs and tuners, but the Fishman apparatus works well. All in all a well mad e medium priced instrument for home use and acoustic (aided) performances.
Great Bass! Fender quality.
Really pleased with the bass, great to be able to pick up and play without having to turn on, plug in etc. Lovely tone, plays very nicely, a little light on bottom end when amplified though that's expected with the shorter scale. Working through the tone controls on the guitar and amp to sort that.
Absolutely belting and beautiful acoustic bass, lovely to play, great sound and lovely to look at. Acoustic basses are great if you’re time and space limited and just need something to pick up and play without the faff of plugging in and finding headphones etc (which i find a bit anti social for my partner and kids). I’ve tried a few acoustic basses and this is the best and it has a surprisingly good slap sound, which I hadn’t expected from an acoustic bass! All in all if you want something to play at home this is the best. I can’t comment on the electric sound (this has a preamp) as I haven’t used it yet and it’s not what I bought it for.
Loving it. Great sound both unplugged and thru an amp. The (jazz) neck is so easy too play too;easy to forget you're on an acoustic... My electric is pretty much redundant now!