Up for sale, a 2008 Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag. A "Crafted in Japan" model designed to be sold in the Japanese domestic market, this particular Aerodyne is unique both visually and sonically, with a PJ pickup configuration, bound body, and Candy Apple Red finish with matching headstock. While most Fender basses that have the PJ pickup configuration use a Precision-style body, this Aerodyne has the sleek looks and comfortable 1 1/2" nut width of the Jazz Bass, providing both the ample thump and heft of a split coil Precision neck pickup and the midrange cut and articulation of a Jazz pickup at the bridge. This bass weighs 9lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, comfortable action, and spot-on intonation.
The maple neck has a medium depth U-shaped profile carve with full shoulders in every register, measuring .860” deep at the 1st fret and 1.010” at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard has lightly rolled edges, with a 7 1/4" vintage-spec radius and flawless slender fretwire. This bass plays cleanly in all registers up the 34" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1 1/2" in width. The matching Candy Apple Red headstock features chrome-plated clover-button tuners which turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch. The “Crafted in Japan” text and S-prefix serial number are present above the four-bolt neck plate.
All of the electronics function as intended, with individual Volume knobs for each pickup and a Master Tone control. The chrome Strat-style knobs, control plate, and bridge have plenty of shine with a light speckling of surface patina. Cosmetic wear on the gloss Candy Apple Red finish is limited to a small ding on the bass-side lower bout on top, a few nicks clustered at the treble-side waist on the back, and a handful of faint finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the body as a whole. The satin finish on the neck profile is clean and smooth, buffed to a semi-gloss from contact with the palm.
The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.