(SOLD) Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass 2020
Fender JMJ Mustang Bass, black, made in Mexico 2020. Justin Meldal-Johnsen has covered a lot of ground in his illustrious career, with some big credits as a bassist and MD for Beck, St Vincent and more. This is a great bass, there's a lot to love. The basic format is taken from a mid sixties Mustang bass, so you get the cool short 30" scale, a slim neck, vintage-style bridge and the trad split mini single coil pickup. There's a couple of fun more modern additions to the mix too: a 9.5" radius, a thumb rest and a cool pre-worn nitro finish. It adds up nicely in the hands: the lightweight body is perfectly weighted, the neck is comfy and effortless and the tone just works. Plugged in, it's thick, thumpy and round with a short sustain, perfect for indie, surf or punk stuff. It came in wearing flatwounds, so we left those on as that matched the vibe perfectly. Finding a new one available in Australia is currently a neat trick, so nab this one while it's going. Spicy stuff.
Model: Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass
Made: Mexico, 2020 (serial MX20112816)
Finish: satin black nitro, 3-ply white pearl guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 9.5" radius, 30" scale
Pickups: Fender single coil
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Note this model ships with a relic finish, so most of the wear is applied at the factory. The headstock has marks on the end and edges. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor rub wear only. The back and sides have some dimples and rub wear, it's hard to know what was the relic job and what is natural wear. The front has some marks on the top horn, back and bottom edge and elbow area as well as widespread dimples and scuffs. It appears to be more or less as-new. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, intonation is good, neck is straight, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 45/105s.