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Fender American Special Jazz

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by birminghambass, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Sold!
    I purchased this bass solely because it was advertised as 8lbs. Well, it's not. Weighs in at 9.2 on my scale, slightlly lighter than an average but not 8lbs. The herniated disk in my back requires me to use only the lightest basses out there so this one has to go. The necks on the Am Specials are amazing, never played one I didn't love.
    2011 model, in fantastic shape. I never gigged it, the previous owner took excellent care of it. Stock except for the vintage style tort guard and straplocks. No trades unless you have a Stingray HH or Warwick Fortress I could trade towards.
    $585 shipped.
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  4. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Cape Cod, MA
    Nice. What exactly does "American Special" mean, was it built in the United States?
  5. if this bass is too heavy then you need to stay away from any stingray HH
  6. Yes it's USA made.
  7. Yes,,the bass was built in the USA..but American Specials have thinner necks (front to back OR fret board to back of the neck) that does the American Standard. The American Special neck have graphite rods added for strength (because the necks are so thin)they are called Thin C Shape by Fender.
  8. maverick49

    maverick49 Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Southern California
    Bump for such a great price on this. Love my Special as much as my Geddy. Would take this one too if I hadn't already blown my Christmas gift money on upgrading the rig...
  9. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Do the strap locks come with or just the buttons?
  10. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Cape Cod, MA
    Passive I presume?
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  13. Better pics are up!
    And I will no longer respond to lowball offers, thanks.
  14. davidchampoux

    davidchampoux Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Quebec, Canada
    Lowballers at $585 shipped????? Damn... It's a VERY good price already!

    I own one exactly like that, terrific basses!!! It's a steal at that price!
  15. Yeah..I agree why the lowball offers?
    Here,,where I live there is a new one @ my local music store..price is $1000.00 (Canadian) taxes in,,cash only.
    This one Is a steal..
  16. Pending...
  17. Robus


    Aug 25, 2013
    Chicago Area
    Nice bass, good price, best color combination of all time. Good opportunit for someone wanting to step up from a Squier or MIM.
  18. Sold!
  19. oh I wish I would have seen this before it sold :-(