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2020 Jaco Pastorius Fretless J-Bass
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS
2020 JACO PASTORIUS FRETLESS J BASS

2020 Jaco Pastorius Fretless J-Bass

$1,850.00

“Widely regarded as the world's greatest electric bass player, Jaco Pastorius redefined the voice of the instrument and the role of the bassist, merging the worlds of R&B, rock, jazz, classical and Caribbean music and reshaping the musical landscape with his dazzling playing and visionary approach. And he did it all with a Jazz Bass. His unmistakable voice and signature sound came from his mind, his heart, his hands and his sunburst fretless Jazz Bass, recreated here with unmistakable look, tone and feel as the Jaco Pastorius Jazz Bass.” – From the Fender Website

In reviewing the manufacturer copy above, one is tempted to accuse Fender of drifting into the land of sensational hyperbole. Let’s face it, there are many incredible players out there who would stand shoulder to shoulder with Jaco in the Pantheon of Bassists, the Valhalla of Thunder, the Eternal Shrine of the Low End, or wherever great bassists congregate in the hereafter.  Be that as it may, there is no debate when it comes to the significance of Jaco’s arrival in the world of music, nor the immensity of his impact on generations of players past, present, and future.  Idiosyncratic, troubled, and occasionally destitute as he may have been, he achieved a status that few artists ever get to enjoy—he was recognized as a luminary, a living legend in one’s own time, and at a very young age to boot!  Upon hearing the first snappy lines of Donna Lee or slipping into the glassy smeared atmosphere of Continuum, one is instantly transfixed by Jaco’s musical sensitivities and his unmistakable tone. 

Of course, if we are going to be honest, we all know that the artistic gifts and the unique personality of the prodigy wielding them transcend the tool that was used to transmit the music. Sadly, artistic and personality are not for sale. However, we cannot fully disregard the instrument either, for it, too, has a unique personality that shapes and informs the player’s response. It turns out that this element of the equation is for sale! Fortunately for Jaco enthusiasts everywhere, Fender has done a fantastic job in recreating the instrument that helped Jaco reshape the world’s perception of the electric bass.

Condition:

This Jaco J-Bass has seen very little use and has no major cosmetic wear to report!  EXCELLENT+ to NEAR MINT condition.

  • Jazz Bass
  • Select Alder Body
  • 3-Tone Sunburst Gloss Lacquer Body Finish
  • “C” Shape Maple Neck
  • 4-Bolt Neck with Special Jaco Tribute Neck Plate
  • Vintage-Style Truss Rod (Adjusted at the Butt)
  • Slab Pau Ferro Fingerboard
  • Fretless Fingerboard with Inlaid Fret Position
  • 12” Fingerboard Radius
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Finish
  • Two American Vintage Single-Coil Jazz Bass® Pickups
  • Independent Volume Controls with Master Tone
  • Chrome Control Plate with Knurled Knobs
  • American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Bass Tuning Machines
  • 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass Bridge
  • Chrome Bridge Cover
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • 1 1/2” Nut Width
  • 34” Scale Length
  • 8.64 lbs
  • Strung with Flatwound Strings
  • 0196208800
  • Original Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case
Brand FENDER
Model JACO FRETLESS
Serial Number(s) T903118