The Fender Flea Jazz Bass Guitar Roadworn Shell Pink is a 4-string bass guitar, that is a Flea signature model, with an alder body, a maple neck, a rosewood fretboard, and a roadworn shell pink finish. 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. To celebrate his enduring influence, Fender recreated his Shell Pink ’61 Jazz Bass that he received from a fan and used to record the Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway.
A pair of vintage-style, American-made Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups provide classic, original-era Fender tone with clear articulation, clear low end definition, up-front midrange punch and singing high end. The vintage-accurate stacked concentric controls shape the pickups’ volume and tone, as well as allowing the pickups to be blended in any ratio. The Flea Jazz Bass plays fast and easy, thanks to its period-accurate 21-fret “U”-shaped maple neck with a smooth RoadWorn urethane finish on the back, plus a 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard with a 1.5” wide nut.
The vintage-style bridge sports four threaded steel “barrel” saddles, adding a touch of crispness to enhance the attack for tone that can power through a busy mix. A special neck plate engraved with Flea’s own artwork commemorates the inspiration behind this instrument. Other aesthetic touches include nickel/chrome hardware, 3-ply tortoiseshell pickguard and aged white dot position inlays.
The main features of the Fender Flea Jazz Bass Guitar Roadworn Shell Pink include:
- Body Material: Alder
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 184.1 mm
- Frets: 20, Vintage-Style
- Position Inlays: Aged White Dot
- Nut: Synthetic Bone, 38.1 mm
- Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage-Style
- Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
- Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoiseshell
- Pickups: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge/Middle)
- Controls: Stacked Concentric
- Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)
- Finish: Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer Shell Pink
- Includes Deluxe Gig Bag