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Fender Jaguar Bass Sunburst MIJ 2010

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The Fender Jaguar Bass is a fairly new model – introduced in 2006 and first produced in Japan – but it’s a descendant of the Jazz Bass and the 1961 Bass VI, an offset-body six-string, 30-inch scale bass with three pickups and trem!

The Jaguar bass uses the same offset body as the Bass VI, but uses a pair of Jazz Bass pickups, the preset switching and preset circuitry as found on Jaguar and Jazzmaster guitars, and an active / passive tone circuit. This makes for an extremely versatile tone machine. It also uses a full length 34-inch scale neck with rosewood fingerboard and block markers, and a profile very much like a Jazz Bass.

The first run of production was in Japan, with a second factory contracted during 2010 to deal with the increased demand for various models like the Geddy Lee Marcus Miller. For the US market, the Jaguar Bass originally had Black and Hot Rod Red finishes, but Arctic White and 3-tone Sunburst were available for the Japanese market. The serial number on this bass, in the ‘Made In Japan, T + six digits’ format, points to production between 2007 and 2011.

While these basses sound great as is, common complaints reference a lack of shielding and consequent lack of noise rejection – the pickups are after all single coil models, not humbuckers. It’s pretty straightforward to add shielding via copper foil or conductive paint, and some owners have upgraded to other pickups such as Seymour Duncan models.

This Jaguar Bass example is in very good condition, with very little wear of any kind and just a few small finish marks here and there, mostly on the back. It plays remarkably well, and is acoustically very punchy, lively and responsive. It is being sold without case; we can supply a quality gig bag for about $60.00.


 

Price: $999.00 CAD
  • Model: Jaguar Bass
  • Year: 2010
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: T006439
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 23/10/2017

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Instrument Weight: 9.24lbs
  • Scale Length: 864mm 34in
  • Nut Width: 39mm 1.5in
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