Fender Unveils American Professional II Series Basses

Fender just announced the new Professional II Series basses. The new flagship models will come in the classic Precision Bass and Jazz Bass options in both 4 and 5 string versions. It also comes with some new exciting features and colorways as well. Furthermore, all models come with a deluxe molded guitar case. Some good news to lefties as well, all of the above-mentioned models will come in early 2021 in left-handed versions. In addition, there will be a fretless Jazz bass version as well. 

Fender describes their new line as “Played by more artists on more stages than any other series. Featuring V-Mod II pickups, fresh Fender colors, and our iconic “C”-shaped necks, these versatile instruments set the standard by which all electric guitars and basses are measured.

Fender unveiled some new exciting colorways as well. Some of the new finishes are model-specific but here are some of the colorways: Miami Blue; black-gives-way-to-blue Dark Knight; 3-Color Burst; Silverburst-Esque Mercury; and Mystic Surf Green.

For better playability, they introduced the deep C neck profiles with Super-Natural satin finishes. The fingerboard got rolled edges as well.

Take a closer look at the specs for each model below.

Fender Professional II Jazz Bass

The new Fender Professional Jazz Bass comes in both 4 (pictured above) and 5 string versions and the price range will be $1,599.99 – $1,799.99

Specs
  • Body material: Alder, Roasted Pine (Roasted Pine)
  • Body finish: Gloss urethane
  • Neck: Maple, Slim “C”
  • Neck finish: “Super-Natural” satin urethane finish on the back of the neck with gloss urethane headstock face
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, maple – 9.5” (241 mm) radius
  • Frets: 20, Narrow Tall
  • Position Inlays: White dot (rosewood), Black dot (maple)
  • Nut (material/width): Bone, 1.5” (38.1 mm)
  • Tuning Machines: Fender lightweight vintage-style keys with tapered shafts
  • Scale length: 34” (864 mm)
  • Bridge: 4-saddle HiMass Vintage (string-through-body or top-load)
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell (Olympic White, 3-Colour Sunburst), 3-Ply Black (Dark Night, Roasted Pine, Mercury), 3-Ply Mint Green (Miami Blue, Mystic Surf Green, Black)
  • Pickups: V-Mod II Single-Coil Jazz Bass (bridge, middle)
  • Controls: Volume 1. (middle pickup), Volume 2. (bridge pickup), master tone
  • Control knobs: Black plastic Jazz Bass
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/chrome
  • Strings: Fender USA 7250M Nickel-Plated Steel (.045-.105 gauges),
  • Case/gig Bag: Deluxe Moulded Case (included)
  • Left-handed options: Yes

Fender Professional II Precision Bass

The new Fender Professional Precision Bass comes in both 4 and 5 string (pictured above) versions and the price range will be $1,549.99 – $1,649.99

Specs 
  • Body material: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck: Maple, 1963 “C”
  • Neck Finish: “Super-Natural” satin urethane finish on the back of the neck with gloss urethane headstock face
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, maple – 9.5” (241mm) radius
  • Frets: 20, Narrow Tall
  • Position Inlays: White dot (Rosewood), Black dot (maple)
  • Nut (material/width): Bone, 1.625” (41.3mm)
  • Tuning machines: Fender lightweight vintage-style keys with tapered shafts
  • Scale length: 34” (864 mm)
  • Bridge: 4-saddle HiMass vintage (string-through-body or top-load)
  • Pickguard: 4-ply Tortoiseshell (Olympic White, 3-Colour Sunburst) 3-Ply Black (Mercury, Dark Night) 3-Ply Mint Green (Miami Blue, Mystic Surf Green, Black)
  • Pickups: V-Mod II Split Single-Coil Precision Bass (middle)
  • Controls: Master volume, master tone
  • Control knobs: Knurled flat-top
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/chrome
  • Strings: Fender USA 7250M Nickel-Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
  • Case/gig bag: Deluxe Moulded case (included)
  • Left-handed options: Yes

Fender Professional II Jazz Bass Fretless

The price for the Fender Professional II Jazz Bass Fretless will be $1,599.99 

Specs
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Finish: “Super-Natural” Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Position Inlays: White Line Fret Markers
  • Scale Length: 34″ (864 mm)
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Top-Load)
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Pickups: V-Mod II Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender® Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts
  • Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
  • Strings: Fender® USA 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound (.045-.100 Gauges)

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