Up for sale, a 2018 Fender American Elite Jazz Bass in showroom clean condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hangtags and hardshell case. Finished in custom color Ocean Turquoise, this now discontinued iteration of Fender's premier Jazz Bass model features a pair of Fender's 4th generation Noiseless pickups coupled with active electronics.
The tonewood combination of an alder body, maple neck, and thick slab ebony fretboard ensures a warm and articulate natural acoustic sound, and the HiMass bridge and string through body construction delivers ample sustain and thick, muscly low end. The pickups are designed to offer the tonal profile of Fender's Jazz Bass pickups of yesteryear, yet without the hum typically associated with single coil pickups. And with a discreet mini toggle on the control plate, it's easy to toggle between passive and active modes. The bass weighs 9lbs 8oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The maple neck has a "C to D" shaped profile carve, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .925" at the 12th. The thick slab 21 fret ebony fingerboard boasts white binding and pearloid blocks, with a compound 9.5-14" fretboard radius and easy access truss rod adjustment wheel at the heel. The frets are flawless, the bass plays easily up the 34" scale, and the nut measures 1 1/2" in width. The headstock is fitted with lightweight chrome-plated tuning machines which turn smoothly and avoid any perceptible neck dive. The substantial five-bolt neck heel is also contoured to allow easy access to the highest frets.
The electronics all work as intended, with a three-band active EQ circuit, along with more conventional Volume knobs for each pickup and a two-way mini toggle to switch between passive and active modes. The gloss Ocean Turquoise finish is accented by a dark reddish brown tortoise pickguard, and there's barely a scratch on the body, with a similarly flawless satin neck profile finish.
The original molded Fender hardshell case is included, along with the original hangtags.