Jaco Pastorius redefined the voice of the bass and the role of the bassist for generations of players, merging the worlds of R&B, rock, jazz, classical and Caribbean music and reshaping the musical landscape with his visionary approach to the instrument. And he did it all with a Fender Jazz Bass guitar. Pastorius’ unmistakable voice and signature sound came from his mind, his hand and his sunburst fretless Jazz Bass, recreated here as the Fender Jaco Pastorius Jazz Bass guitar (2015).
The fretless fingerboard of the Jaco Pastorius Jazz Bass is fashioned from Pau Ferro, a South American tonewood with feel and sonic qualities similar to rosewood, and coated with urethane for durable performance. It is a “slab” fingerboard (meaning a flat joint with the maple neck rather than a curved joint) with a vintage-style 7.25″ radius and 20 inlaid white fret line markers.
Features include an Alder body, C-shaped Maple Neck with side dots centered on the fret lines, Pau Ferro fingerboard, Vintage-Style Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups, Vintage-Style Tuners, Knurled Chrome Precision Bass knobs, and Commemorative Pastorius Neck Plate.