Fender American Standard Jazz Bass V Candy Apple Red 2008
Fender American Standard Jazz Bass V, candy apple, 2008. If you need one bass to cover all your gigs, it's hard to think of a better option than a JBV. This one hails from 2008, which is fortuitous... Fender updated the model in 08 with a nice new rolled steel bridge and a thinner finish formula that lets the body breathe a little better. The tone is rock solid: heaps of punch and attack with a crisp, clear treble and a rounded, tight bass. The low-B is tight and tuneful, which is not always the case on vintage-style 5-strings... this one feels and sounds like it ought. The candy apple finish on this has a few marks from a decade of gigs, but it adds to the charm of the bass; it's a working instrument with a few stories to tell. The super sturdy SKB Fender case is a welcome addition; this one is ready to go with you on all your adventures.
Model: Fender American Standard Jazz Bass V
Made: Corona USA, 2008, (serial Z8064428)
Finish: candy apple red, 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with maple board, 34" scale
Weight: 4.6kg approx
Pickup: Fender USA JB single coils
Case: original Fender SKB deluxe hard case, excellent quality, very good condition
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's a few minor marks on the the end of the headstock. The neck is pretty clean, there's some glossing from play and some checking lines up near the body join. The back has some widespread but minor buckle rash and a couple of little chips in the shoulder carve area. The sides have a few marks, mostly a series of little marks from the shoulder area around past the strap pin to the bottom side near the knobs, as well as a few on the bottom horn. The front is pretty clean, just a handful of minor dimples near the knobs and bridge and some play scratches on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (7.5/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets look good with minor wear only; 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/130s.