5 string

For the seasoned player who defies the status quo and demands more from a high-performance hot rod bass, these brand-new Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bassmodels do it all by combining modern appointments with throwback Charvel DNA.

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The additions include 4- and 5-string Active Jazz Basses, and a new Jazzmaster model.

Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH

Hollywood, CA (June 29, 2018) -- Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the expansion of the Squier Contemporary Series with four models debuting at Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tenn.; they include all-new Jazz Bass and Jazzmaster models with an all-modern look, feel and aggressive tone at an accessible price. These additions mark the continued growth of modern Squier offerings to support today’s aspiring players.

“After introducing the Contemporary Series earlier this year, the demand for our modern Squier offering continues to grow to meet the evolving needs of today’s players,” said Billy Martinez, VP Category Manager of Acoustics and Squier Divisions. “Now we’re answering the call with new Jazz Bass models; and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Jazzmaster in 2018, we’re introducing a contemporary twist on the model with redesigned Squier SQR active pickups - something that has never been done in the beginner line.”

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Barcelona luthier Xavier Lorita demos a headturning 5-string with impressive active/passive circuitry and a lovely, highly unusual 5-bolt neck joint.