Excellent condition featuring offset alder body with Road Worn Shell Pink finish, multi-ply tortoiseshell grain pickguard, two American-made Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, one volume control and one tone control with knurled chrome/black concentric knobs, vintage style Fender Jazz Bass top loading bridge with four individual adjustable slotted steel barrel saddles, maple C shaped neck with Road Worn nitrocellulose lacquer finish, 1.5" nut width, rosewood fingerboard with aged white dot inlays starting at the third fret, synthetic bone nut, enlarged maple Jazz Bass peghead with gold and black vintage Fender logo, Jazz Bass logo, and single round string tree, open gear vintage style aged tuning machines, serial number and Made in Mexico on the back of the peghead, four bolt neck fastening plate with engraved artwork by Flea, aged nickel plated metal hardware, and padded Fender gig bag. This bass weighs 8lbs 10oz.
This bass is in excellent Road Worn cosmetic condition and set up in good playing order. The neck is of a vintage carve and feels great in hand especially with the worn neck finish. The frets do not show any signs of use and the bass plays well up and down the fingerboard. The pickups sound fantastic and offer a vintage and clear low end especially when paired with the concentric volume and tone pots. The aged Shell Pink finish and aged tortoiseshell grain pickguard look great and give this bass a lived in feel. An extremely versatile and cool offering from the Fender guitar company and one of the greatest and most creative bass players of our time.
From Fender: "Flea's funk- and jazz-influenced basslines helped propel the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the top of the rock and alternative charts while redefining the role of bass in the modern era. Flea's unique playing style brought a welcome breath of fresh air to the musical landscape of the past four decades, inspiring countless bassists to add a funky touch to their sound while exploring new techniques and harmonic possibilities. To celebrate his enduring influence, we've recreated his prized Shell Pink '61 Jazz Bass that he received from a fan and used to record the Peppers' Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway, as well as with the supergroup, Atoms For Peace.”