Squier Classic Vibe '60s Fretless Jazz Bass 3 Tone Sunburst Electric Bass Guitar
Squier Classic Vibe '60s Fretless Jazz Bass 3 Tone Sunburst Electric Bass Guitar - First introduced in 1960, the Fender Jazz Bass has withstood the test of time to become one of the most played and recorded instruments in modern music history. The great Jaco Pastorius famously removed the frets from his Jazz Bass, thus creating a new classic: the fretless Jazz Bass. The Squier Classic Vibe '60s Fretless Jazz Bass celebrates this heritage in an incredibly affordable instrument with the classic J Bass offset waist body, fast-action neck, and dual single-coil pickups. Squier's Classic Vibe '60s Fretless J Bass is remarkably comfortable to play and lets you pull off extremely tight runs and grooves with ease. Of course, it also delivers the legendary punchy bass sound you can only get from a pair of Jazz Bass pickups.
Fretless, with fret-line markers
Much of the mythos surrounding Jaco's original Jazz Bass (dubbed the "Bass of Doom") centers around what, exactly, he did to the fingerboard in the de-fretting process. The widely held belief is that he ripped the frets out and patched the holes that remained with wood filler; sanded, and then slathered the fingerboard with several coats of marine epoxy to withstand the use of roundwound strings. The takeaway is that the wood filler remained visible. Now, Jaco's intonation was flawless regardless of fret lines, but most of us could use some visual aids when we pick up a fretless. That's why the Squier Classic Vibe '60s Fretless Jazz Bass sports tidy white inlaid fret line markers and side dot position markers centered between the lines.
Timeless single-coil bass sound
Although the versatile Classic Vibe '60s Fretless Jazz Bass sounds great in just about any context, it really shines on musical styles that rely on that classic scooped, growling bass sound. That being said, you can achieve a myriad of tones by blending the volume of both Fender Designed Alnico single-coil pickups to taste. Whether you play rock or country, funk or blues, or (naturally) jazz, the Classic Vibe '60s Fretless Jazz Bass will deliver the tone you need.
Shaped for comfort and performance
One of the things that made the J Bass an instant hit with working bass players was its unique offset-waist body shape. Perfect whether playing standing or seated, the classic Jazz Bass contoured body will make those marathon gigs and sessions much more comfortable. With its slim C-profile neck that's only 1.5" wide at the nut, this instrument was originally designed to appeal to jazz bassists. The slender neck not only facilitates the fluid execution of fast, complex bass lines; it's perfect for any musical style — which is why you hear the Jazz Bass in every genre of music.
Join the ranks of Jazz Bass players
Pick up the Squier Classic Vibe '60s Fretless Jazz Bass and you've got affordable entrée into the company of some of the greatest bass players of all time. World-renowned bassists such as Jaco Pastorius, Geddy Lee, Marcus Miller, Larry Graham, John Paul Jones, and Victor Bailey all chose the J Bass as their go-to axe. Our advice: If you want the iconic round and punchy, growling J Bass sound along with effortless playability — and an amazing value, to boot — you're on the right page. Pick up the Squier Classic Vibe '60s Fretless Jazz Bass and drive your music with legendary tone.
Squier Classic Vibe '60s Fretless Jazz Bass Features:
- Poplar body, gloss polyurethane finish
- Maple neck, C profile, 34" scale length
- Indian laurel fingerboard, 9.5" radius, fret-line markers, dot inlays
- 2 Fender Designed Alnico single-coil pickups
- Bridge and Neck Volume controls
- Master Tone control
- 4-saddle Vintage-style bridge
- Bone nut
- Vintage-style tuners
- Body Shape: Jazz
- Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
- Number of Strings: 4
- Color: 3-tone Sunburst
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Material: Poplar
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: C
- Radius: 9.5"
- Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
- Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid Dots
- Number of Frets: Fretless
- Scale Length: 34"
- Nut Width: 1.5"
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge/Tailpiece: 4-saddle Vintage-style with Threaded steel saddles
- Tuners: Vintage-style
- Neck Pickup: Fender Alnico Single-coil
- Bridge Pickup: Fender Alnico Single-coil
- Controls: 2 x volume, 1 x master tone
- Strings: NPS, .045-.105
- Model #: 0374531500