As one of the most loved basses in the world, the Fender Jazz Bass is renowned for its incredible versatility & thick yet articulate tone. Released in 1960, the Fender Jazz Bass has a rich history & has been used by countless legends!
Fender's Jazz Bass was originally designed to have a more focused, modern sound compared to their already popular Precision Bass. The J-Bass is brighter with a punchier mid-range; giving it more cut in a mix compared to the darker Precision model. This change in sound was a huge part in the development of bass-driven music like funk, reggae, progressive rock, jazz fusion and many more styles.
While in the '60s you would be lucky to see more than one model of Jazz Bass at a time, there are now a plethora of different models from both Squier and Fender to fit any kind of budget. Looking for an affordable option? Squier have you covered! Designed by Fender, these bass guitars are the official entry way to the world of the Jazz Bass.
Moving up in the bass world, you have some great models like the Fender Player Jazz Bass and the retro Vintera Jazz Bass. Made in Mexico, these basses are real tone workhorses with amazing quality for the money. Then you move up to the American Professional II, American Vintage II and American Ultra Series' Jazz Basses! Made in the USA, these are all pro-grade, tour-ready instruments that will never let you down. Finally, you have the best of the best. Fender Custom Shop basses are limited run instruments produced to bring together over 60 years of experience into the ultimate Jazz Bass.