Squier’s Vintage Edition series celebrates four decades of history with blinged-out models of all Fender’s classic guitars and basses. From the pickguard to the bridge and even the washers, the 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Jazz Bass is studded with striking aged chrome hardware. It also boasts a stunning maple neck with pearloid blocks, a late-'60s feature that Music Experience guitarists find complements this guitar’s decked-out cosmetics. A pair of Fender-designed alnico single-coils equips this guitar with an authentic Jazz Bass punch, with tight lows, scooped mids, and growling highs. Stunning looks, comfortable playability, and incredible sound: the Vintage Edition series is a gold mine of 40 years of high-quality Squier instruments. These striking axes are only available until the end of 2022, so don't miss your chance to own a modern piece of Squier history.
Although the versatile 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Jazz Bass sounds great in just about any context, it really shines on musical styles that rely on that classic scooped, growling bass sound. That being said, you can achieve a myriad of tones by blending the volume of both Fender-designed alnico single-coil pickups to taste. Whether you play rock or country, funk or blues, or (naturally) jazz, the 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Jazz Bass will deliver the tone you need.
One of the things that made the J Bass an instant hit with working bass players was its unique offset-waist body shape. Perfect whether playing standing or seated, the classic Jazz Bass contoured body will make those marathon gigs and sessions much more comfortable. With its slim "C"-profile neck that's only 1.5 inches wide at the nut, this instrument was originally designed to appeal to jazz bassists. The slender neck not only facilitates the fluid execution of fast, complex bass lines, but it's also perfect for any musical style — which is why you hear the Jazz Bass in every genre of music.
Pick up the Squier 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Jazz Bass and you've got affordable entrée into the company of some of the greatest bass players of all time. World-renowned bassists such as Jaco Pastorius, Geddy Lee, Marcus Miller, Larry Graham, John Paul Jones, and Victor Bailey all chose the J Bass as their go-to axe. Take the advice of Music Experience bassists: if you want the iconic round and punchy, growling J Bass sound along with effortless playability — and an amazing value, to boot — you're on the right page.
The first instruments to bear the Squier name were introduced in 1982, answering the call for genuine Fender® designs at accessible prices. The Squier 40th Anniversary collection celebrates the 40-year journey of Fender’s entry-level brand with special editions of the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Jazzmaster®, Precision Bass®, and Jazz Bass®, all available in Gold Edition and Vintage Edition variants. The Squier® 40th Anniversary Jazz Bass®, Vintage Edition is a soulful tribute model trimmed with a collection of classic features for the retro-minded Squier enthusiast. Featuring aged chrome hardware, an anodized aluminum pickguard, a vintage-tinted maple neck, an engraved anniversary neck plate and satin finish throughout, this J Bass® honors the heritage of the Squier catalog and its ancestry. Player-friendly refinements of this commemorative model include a slim and comfortable “C”-shaped neck profile for an easy playing feel, vintage-style tuning machines and 4-saddle bridge with barrel saddles for authentic performance and style, and Fender-Designed single-coil pickups with alnico 5 magnets for familiar J Bass tone.
This anniversary model features aged chrome hardware for a worn-in look.
An anodized pickguard is not only extremely durable, but also has a premium look and feel.
This model features vintage-voiced pickups designed in-house at Fender for authentic and familiar tone.
The satin vintage-tinted neck finish on this model provides a smooth feel and adds an old-school visual vibe.
This model features a custom neck plate design commemorating 40 years of Squier history.
The headstock logos on this model are inspired by original Fender designs from the 1950s and ‘60s.
40th Anniversary Jazz Bass
|Number of Strings||4|
|Body Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||20, Narrow Tall|
|Tuners||Vintage-style Open Gear with Clover buttons|
Fender-designed Alnico Single-coil
Fender-designed Alnico Single-coil
|Controls||2 x volume, 1 x master tone|
|Strings||Nickel Plated Steel, .045-.105|
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