Summary: This is an amazing bass. Alot complain about the price, but it is the same as a '62 re-issue, and this is bassicaly a hotrod version of the '62. I give it a 9/10 in overall quality just because Fender should have epoxied the fretboard, like Jaco's. Other than that, this bass rules. Beautiful tone and playability. Great fit and finish, on par with many Custom Shop instruments I have played.
Summary: I was 1 of the luckiest guys to be able to purchase the 1st ever signature series Jaco bass made back in 1991 in LA....serial# 001 of 100 made .....what a bass! What tone! Just the finest bass, bar none. I don't play it much because of its collectability ....thx Fender & keep up the fine quality product you put out.
Summary: Newbies stay away from this bass, it's not for you. Thumpers will love it. Not just the best fretless I have ever played, the best bass period. I hate nastalgia and re-issue crap. This is neither. a bit much for your average "dude, lets start a band"; but it is a must have for the true professional.
Excerpt: This is a USA-made Fender Artist Series Jaco Pastorius Jazz bass. Modeled after Jaco's own Sixties Jazz, this fretless features a lined Pau Ferro Fingerboard on a rock maple neck, Alder body, sixties style truss rod adjustment, Jaco neck plate, knurled Precison bass knobs, two American Vintage Jazz pickups and an American Vintage bridge and reverse tuning machines.
Excerpt: USA Fender fretless sunburst Jazzbass book in a super kitsch flightcase well with cable, strap (a avoid!), Vintage plate, micro cache, and is based touffoir fingers .. as the total short on old vintage fenders (all non-mont ..