While gold foil pickups are often associated with catalog guitars of the '50s and '60s, many basses of the era also sported these remarkable pickups. From the Harmony H22 to the Japanese-made Teisco EB-100, gold-foil-equipped basses had a rich sonic character that lent itself to the raw, energetic garage rock of the '60s. The Gold Foil Jazz Bass pays tribute to those fantastic instruments, and it's perfect for Fender fans seeking an incredible vintage-inspired bass.
The Gold Foil Jazz Bass features an alder body that gives it a punchy sound with pronounced upper mids. Its '60s "C" shaped maple neck has a comfortable, old-school feel, and its ebony fingerboard plays with a quick and smooth response. It also sports Lollipop tuners and a 1-piece pickguard that contribute to its charming retro aesthetic.
Powering this bass is a gold foil single-coil pickup that delivers a driving, aggressive thump that's great for rock, blues, and everything in between. Play with a lighter touch, though, and this pickup will round out nicely, producing a full, sweet tone. That's the beauty behind the gold foil pickup - its sonic character changes considerably depending on how you play it.
Complete with white pearloid dot inlays and aged white "witch hat" control knobs, the Fender Gold Foil Jazz Bass is great for players seeking a top-notch bass with a unique, vintage vibe.
Series: Gold Foil
Color: Sonic Blue
Country of Origin: MX
Headstock: Jazz Bass®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Matched Headcap
Neck Shape: '60s "C"
Neck Construction: 4-Bolt Standard
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot
Side Dots: Black
Number of Frets: 20
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
Body Material: Alder
Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
Bridge Mounting: 5-Screw Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Pickup Covers: Gold Foil Covers with Chrome Surrounds
Control Knobs: Aged White "Witch Hat"
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style "Lollipop"
String Tree: Vintage-Style Disc
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with "F" Logo
Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
Pickup: Gold Foil Single-Coil
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
Case: Deluxe Gig Bag