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2011 Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass PJ Electric Bass Guitar Candy Apple Red, Near Mint, Japan MIJ

$1,199.99

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Up for sale, a 2011 Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass in near mint, 100% original condition and in good working order. A "Made in Japan" exclusive model not designed for export, this particular Aerodyne is unique both visually and sonically, with a PJ pickup configuration, bound body, and gloss 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. The pickups offer 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. The bass is well-balanced on a strap and easy on the back at 8lbs 8oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and strung with a fresh set of 45-100 roundwound strings.

The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders and more roundness and heft as you travel up the fingerboard, with lightly rolled fretboard edges for added comfort, measuring .805" deep at the 1st fret and .950" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard is a dark, tight-grained cut, and the slender vintage-style frets are flawless, playing cleanly up the straight neck with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The bass conforms to traditional Jazz Bass specifications with a 34" scale and easily navigable 1 1/2" wide nut. The matching Candy Apple Red headstock features chrome clover button tuning machines that turn very smoothly and hold pitch well. The "Made in Japan" text and U-prefix serial number are present above the four-bolt neck plate.

All of the electronics work as intended, with individual Volume knobs for each pickup and a Master Tone control. The chrome plating on the bridge base, control plate, and Strat-style knobs is practically perfect, and cosmetic wear on the dark Candy Apple Red gloss finish is limited to just a couple exceedingly faint marks on the back. The neck has a flawless smooth satin finish.

A gigbag is included.