Fender Flea Jazz Bass 'Road Worn' - Shell Pink
The Fender Flea Jazz Bass takes inspiration from the Red Hot Chili Pepper's bassists very own Shell Pink '61 model. It features a heavily Road Worn, nitrocellulose lacquer finish and a pair of Pure Vintage 64 pickups.
The Fender Flea Jazz Bass is a superb artist model that takes inspiration from the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist's very own Shell Pink '61 Jazz. Featuring a host of vintage specs and a standout road worn finish, the Flea Jazz Bass is a superb option for Chili Pepper fans and Jazz Bass fans alike!
The story goes that Flea was given a very rare Shell Pink 1961 Jazz Bass by a fan...he loved it so much he used it to record on the Chili Peppers albums Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway, as well as regularly using it live on stage around the world. This very special signature bass takes inspiration from that very model...giving you access to one very unique bass!
Starting with the body, the Flea signature bass features the rare Shell Pink colour that has been treated to the Road Worn treatment - giving the look of a bass that has been used and abused over over years of gigging...instant mojo! The body is finished with the highly desirable nitrocellulose lacquer, a finish that will wear naturally with time and allow the wood to breathe, making for a more resonant instrument.
The highly playable maple neck (which also has a Road Worn nitrocellulose lacquer finish) has a very comfy C shaped profile and is topped with a vintage correct 7.25" radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 vintage style frets. A cool addition is the special 4-bolt neck plate with Flea's very own artwork engraved into it.
As for pickups, the Flea Jazz Bass hosts a pair of Pure Vintage 64 Single Coils, giving you instant access to classic era Jazz Bass tones. Unusually (in a nice rare way!), the pickups are wired through the original dual concentric system - giving you control of Volume and Tone for each pickups as opposed to more common Volume, Volume, Tone controls.
If you love Flea, Chili Peppers or vintage style Fender Jazz Basses, this signature model is a superb choice to fill you bass requirements!
- Road Worn Shell Pink finish
- Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Maple neck with “C”-shaped profile
- 34" scale
- 1.5" nut width
- 7.25" radius fingerboard
- 20 vintage style frets
- Dual Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
- Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric knobs
- Special 4-bolt neck plate with engraved artwork by Flea