Fender is adding a Jaguar model to their American Standard bass lineup, which will be the first U.S.-made Jaguar bass. Built in their Corona, California plant, the American Standard Jaguar Bass will be built with an alder body finished in 3-color Sunburst, Olympic White, Black, or Mystic Red.
Each bass will be loaded with a P/J pickup configuration consisting of a Precision pickup made with alnico 5 magnets and a Jazz Bass bridge pickup made with ceramic bar magnets with hex-screw pole pieces. Similar to the Jaguar style, it has many tonal options thanks to active/passive electronics with the Jaguar’s recognizable control layout. The lower control plate holds the master volume and tone knobs, while the upper plate has an active/passive slide switch and thumb wheels for treble and bass boost or cuts. The third control plate has switches to turn each pickup on or off and a switch to toggle series or parallel modes when both pickups are on.
Fender fits the bass with High-Mass Vintage bridges with the option for top loading or string-through-body and their “F” lightweight vintage-paddle tuning machines. Other features include a maple neck, 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays, and a stealth “A” string retainer.
The Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass is shipping soon with a street price around $1,499.
Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass Specs:
Body Wood:AlderBody Finish:Gloss PolyurethaneNeck:Maple, Modern “C” ShapeNeck Finish:Satin Urethane with Gloss Headstock FaceString Nut:Bone, 1.50″ (38.1 mm)Fingerboard:Rosewood, 9.5″ Radius (241 mm)Frets:20, Medium JumboPosition Inlays:White Pearloid BlockScale Length:34″ (864 mm)Hardware:ChromeBridge:4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)Tuning Machines:Fender “F” Lightweight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered ShaftsPickups:Single-Coil Jazz Bass® with Adjustable Hex Screw Pole Pieces, American Vintage ’62 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass® Pickup Switching:Lower Switch Plate - P Bass® Pickup On/Off Slide Switch, J Bass® Pickup On/Off Slide Switch, Series/Parallel Slide Switch (Operates Only When Both Pickups are On)Electronics:9V Active PreampControls:Lower Control Plate - Master Volume, Master Tone (Functions in Passive Mode Only); Upper Control Plate - Active/Passive Slide Switch, Treble Boost/Cut Thumb Wheel, Bass Boost/Cut Thumb WheelPickguard:4-Ply Brown Shell on (700, 705), 3-Ply Mint Green on (706, 794)Strings:Fender® USA NPS, (.045, .065, .085, .105)Case/Gig Bag:Hardshell CaseOther Features:Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods, Stealth “A” String Retainer, Single Disk String Tree, Oversized Strap Retaining Strap Buttons, Black Jazz Bass Control Knobs, Rear Mounted Battery Compartment, “Spaghetti” Fender Logo