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Fender Jazz Bass V American Standard Sunburst, 2016

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The Fender Jazz Bass V, as an American Standard version, was built from 1998 to 2000, then from 2008 to 2016. The American Standard name was dropped in 2017 to be replaced by the American Professional line. Despite being listed in catalogs as the “Jazz Bass V”, the “V” does not appear on the headstock logo of this instrument.

The five-string bass seems to have appeared in 1965 as the short-lived Fender Bass V. Despite the musical opportunities presented by the extended range, 5-string basses have not been as popular as standard 4-string models. That said, a few years ago I visited Nashville and the Opry, and noticed that virtually every bassist – on stages and in clubs – was using a 5-string bass.

Drawing heavily from the basic Jazz Bass, the Fender Jazz Bass V adds a wider neck, 5-saddle High-Mass Vintage (HMV) bridge, and 5 Fender / HipShot tuners with the high string on the treble side of the head. Otherwise it functions like a regular 4-string Jazz Bass.

This Fender Jazz Bass V dates to 2016, so it’s one of the last of this line. It is in overall good shape, with some small dents and wear indicating that it’s been used as intended, but not abused. Fret wear is light, with plenty of life left on the medium-jumbo fret wire.

Sold with a non-original gig bag.

Fender Jazz Bass V American Standard Specifications:

  • Body Shape: Offset Jazz
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Neck Shape: Modern “C” Shape
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5″ (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Nut Width: 1.875″ (47.6 mm)
  • Scale Length: 34″ (86.36 cm)
  • Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt
  • Truss Rods: Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16″ Hex Adjustment
  • Bridge Pickup: American Standard Jazz Bass Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: American Standard Jazz Bass Single-Coil Neck Pickup
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 5-String HMV, High Mass Vintage, (Strings-Thru-Body or Topload)
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Fender/Hipshot Vintage Keys with Tapered Shafts

Price: $1,500.00 CAD
  • Model: Jazz Bass V
  • Year: 2016
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: US16030083, built during 2016 in Coronado, CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 12/05/2022

  • Consignment Item

  • Including Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 9.812lbs 4/46kg
  • Scale Length: 34in 863.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.878in 47.69mm
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