Fender Japan Aerodyne Jazz Bass Lake Placid Blue 2014
Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass, lake placid blue, made in Japan 2014. You've likely seen the 'Aero J' around a bit; it's a cult favourite model and popular with players. You're less likely to have ever seen one in this finish, though. Oh boy, what a finish it is too! The electric blue is set off perfectly by the classy carve top and cream binding, plus the matching headstock caps off the look perfectly. This is beautiful, frankly. The Aero hallmarks are on deck to create that slick playing experience that's won so many hearts too: slim, round, satin finish neck, lightweight body, handy P/J pickups... this is a great gig machine. Tone-wise, you get a modern take on both the J and P tones, so you take the classic thump and add a little low end and a little click on the top; great for slap or aggressive styles where you need a little extra cut through. All in all: this will rattle some bones good and proper, plus it'll bring out the blue your eyes, right?
Model: Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass (AJB)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 2014 (serial JD14002541)
Finish: dolphin grey
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25" radius, 34" scale
Pickup: Fender Japan PB-single (neck), JB-single (bridge)
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, just some light glossing from play. The back has a chip on the lower horn (see pics) and a few very light surface scratches around the body. The sides have a few little things: light scratches on the shoulder and near the jack, as well as a dent adjacent to the aforementioned chip on the bottom horn. The front is pretty tidy, just a dimple near the bridge pickup and some play scratches on and around the guard. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets are almost brand new, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing 45/105 Moonshiners strings.