This American Standard instrument features a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary "C"-shaped profile and a smooth satin-finish back. The fingerboard features a modern 9.5" radius, with comfortably rolled edges for instantly "broken in" feel and medium jumbo frets.
Fender HMV bridge
American Standard bass guitars feature Fender High Mass Vintage (HMV) bridges that combine stylishly classic looks with superior modern intonation, sustain and adjustability for pro-level tone and performance. Versatile design accommodates player preference for top-load or through-body string attachment.
Polyurethane Finish with Thin Undercoat
This finish offers the superior look and durability of polyurethane, applied to a thinner undercoat that lets the instrument’s body wood flex, breathe and resonate more freely for a more unconstrained and natural-sounding voice.
Graphite Neck Support Rods
To keep the neck straight and true with even greater reinforcement, American Standard basses feature graphite neck support rods in addition to the truss rod that distribute string tension more evenly and add mass that helps eliminate troublesome dead spots.
Fender "F" Vintage-Style Tuners with "Paddle" Keys and Tapered Posts
American Standard basses feature smooth-operating vintage-style tuners with thin, flat "paddle" keys and stamped with the classic stylized Fender "F". Tapered posts help anchor bass strings in place neatly and efficiently.
The American Standard Jaguar Bass features tonally versatile active/passive electronics that let you engage the onboard preamp with a simple flick of the switch on the upper horn. Passive mode delivers traditional clear and powerful punch, while active mode kicks the tone and power up a notch (ideal for slap and funk).