Fender’s two new American Special basses feature a slim neck profile, high-gloss finish and the Fender Greasebucket tone circuit

Scottsdale, AZ (January 10, 2011) — Fender’s two new American Special basses deliver the latest in U.S.-built quality and value, with special features including a slim neck profile, high-gloss finish and the Fender Greasebucket tone circuit, which rolls off highs while maintaining low-end definition.



The American Special Precision Bass also features an alder body and “C”-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard (Black, Candy Apple Red models) or rosewood fretboard (Olympic White, Three-color Sunburst models) with medium jumbo frets, split single-coil alnico pickup, knurled chrome knobs, three-ply pickguard (black-white black on Candy Apple Red and Olympic White models; parchment on Black and Three-color Sunburst models), vintage-style bridge and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.



The American Special Jazz Bass also features an alder body and “C”-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard (Black, Candy Apple Red models) or rosewood fretboard (Olympic White, Three-color Sunburst models) with medium jumbo frets, single-coil alnico Jazz Bass pickups, vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass knobs, three-ply pickguard (black-white black on Candy Apple Red and Olympic White models; parchment on Black and Three-color Sunburst models), vintage-style bridge and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.

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