Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special
The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special borrows its aesthetic from the Fender Jaguar guitar of the '60s. This distinct offset body was originally created to satisfy students but later found popularity with alt-rock and indie musicians due its unique shape compared to the ubiquitous Telecaster and Stratocaster. The Vintage Modified takes the essence of the vintage Jaguar guitar and 'modifies' it to create a bass guitar that blends vintage aesthetics with modern-day playability and tonal versatility - a key set of requirements for contemporary players. This is a versatile and smooth-playing bass guitar that will really help you make your mark.
The Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass is designed to offer a smooth playing experience for long playing sessions on stage and in the studio. The body has the sleek contours of the Fender Jaguar guitar which creates a comfortable platform to play with, while simultaneously enabling easy access to the highest frets. The neck has a vintage-inspired shallow "C"-shaped profile which is provides easy reach over all 4 strings.
The neck has a more modern 9.5'' fingerboard radius which is slightly flatter than vintage guitar designs (around 7'') to give increased balance over the strings. This radius also enables a faster playability for soloing and low-range grooving, especially when crossing multiple strings.
The Jazz Bass Special is loaded with both a Precision Bass pickup and a Jazz Bass pickup. The bridge-position Jazz Bass single coil pickup gives a modern sound with plenty of bite and twang. The middle-position vintage-style Precision Bass split-coil pickup delivers a '60s/'70s inspired tone with great mid-range power and punch, perfect for being heard over any mix. These two pickups each feature an independent volume control, so you can play with them individually or blended together for the ideal tone between vintage and modern sounds.
The Jaguar Bass Speical also has a special active Bass-Boost so you can get additional power for a superior tone and an assertive low-end. Whether you want to play '70s funk, Motown, blues, jazz, rock, slap, or more; the Vintage Modified Jaguar Special has the versatility to cover all eventualities.
The Jaguar Bass Special is part of the Vintage Modified Series and aims to deliver a vintage 'vibe' with more modern playing modifications. The guitar features the classic offset Jaguar body shape so instantly has an effortlessly-cool aesthetic. The black plastics and chrome-coloured hardware lend this guitar a sleek aesthetic that will really stand out on stage.
- Classic body shape borrowed from the Fender Jaguar guitar
- Single coil Jazz Bass pickup and vintage-style split single-coil Precision bass middle pickup
- Volume control knob for each pickup
- Active bass boost for a jump in low-end power
- Black pickguard with chrome control-section detail
- Four-saddle bridge
- Agathis body and maple neck with laurel fingerboard
- "C"-shaped neck, black headstock and 20-fret fingerboard
Series : Vintage Modified
Body : Agathis
Shape : Jaguar Bass
Bridge : 4-Saddle Standard
Construction : Bolt-On
Finish : Polyurethane
Neck : Maple
Profile : "C" Shape
Finish : Polyurethane
Scale Length : 34'' (864mm)
Fingerboard : Laurel
Radius: 9 .5’’ (241 mm)
Frets : 20 Medium Jumbo
Inlays : Pearloid Dot
Nut : Synthetic Bone
Nut Width : 1 .5" (38.1 mm)
Bridge Pickup : Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Middle Pickup : Vintage-Style Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls : 2 x Volume, Master Tone, Bass Boost
Special Electronics : Active Bass Boost Circuit
Tuning Machines : Standard Open-Gear
Control Knobs : Black Plastic
Pickguard : 3-Ply Black
Hardware : Chrome
Strings : Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)