Bringing together the sounds of Stadium Arcadium and their latest effort The Getaway, Fender and Chilli Peppers’ bassist Flea have collaborated to create the Fender Flea Jazz Bass.
Flea commented on the bass saying this is ‘the greatest bass [he’s] ever played’. Having a special neck plate engraved with Flea’s own conceptual artwork and four-ply tortoiseshell pickgaurd offsets, you can’t forget that this treasure shows off a shell pink gloss, that brings you that much closer to Flea’s own creation.
The new Fender Flea Jazz bass is also fitted with two American pure vintage ’64 Jazz bass single coils, which ring-in the original-era Fender tone that everyone loves. The bass has a simplistic design, allowing two stacked concentric controls, which help dial in your tone and blend at your will.
Fender promise a ‘fast and easy’ playing experience, with a four-saddled vintage-style bridge helping balance the sound. The bass is of Mexican construction, which seems to be one of the best bass guitars to leave the fender camp yet, and yet the price is within an affordable range for Flea admirers, only roughly $1600.
Watch below to see Fleas Fender Jazz-Bass in action.
To find out more about Fender products, visit the Fender Australia website.