The Squier 40th Anniversary Gold Series Jazz Bass delivers eye-catching looks with a selection of player-friendly, upscale features. For the celebration of this anniversary, the Squier/Fender design team created this very special instrument to bring advancing players solid Jazz Bass performance and style, along with that distinctive J Bass tone.
A Body Built for Tone
The design choice of nato for the body wood might, at first glance, seem a little non-traditional compared to the usual choice of poplar, alder or ash for J Bass bodies. But, from both a tonal and sustainability angle, it makes a lot of sense for the Squier 40th Anniversary Gold Series Jazz Bass. While nato is often compared to mahogany (in fact, it's frequently referred to as "Eastern mahogany") for providing a warm tone, it is also crisper, giving a nato body a comparable snap to the traditional woods used for a Jazz Bass. Nato is also widely available and more readily sustainable, making it a responsible choice as well. The body is topped with a gorgeous gloss finish, available in several striking colors.
Fast, Comfortable Neck
The Squier 40th Anniversary Gold Series Jazz Bass features a hyper-comfortable, 34"-scale C-profile maple neck with a bone nut and a 9.5"-radius, bound, Indian laurel fingerboard in a classic 20-fret configuration. Pearloid block inlays add an extra touch of refinement and a bit of flash to this celebratory instrument.
Classic Tone From Alnico 5
The Gold Series Jazz Bass boasts a pair of Fender-designed, Alnico 5 single-coil pickups to deliver that instantly identifiable J Bass tone. From the distinctive definition of the bridge to the fat, round sound of the neck pickup, this 40th Anniversary edition is a excellent example of the versatility of the Jazz Bass design.
Hardware That Gleams
What truly sets the Squier 40th Anniversary Gold Series apart is its luxurious look. With gold-plated hardware—from the vintage-style tuning machines to the traditional four-saddle bridge—a gold anodized aluminum pickguard, bound fingerboard and an engraved 40th Anniversary neck plate, this is a very special instrument you will treasure for years to come.
Squier guitars have introduced innumerable guitarists to the world of Fender-designed guitars and basses over the years, and the Squier 40th Anniversary Gold Series Jazz Bass is a reminder of how important that influence has been. With striking finishes, upscale looks and classic J Bass tones, this is a bass that's an obvious choice for any player's collection.