Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass - 3-Color Sunburst, Fretless

4-string Electric Bass with Agathis Body, Maple Neck, Ebonol Fretless Fingerboard, and Fender-designed Single-coil Pickups - 3-color Sunburst
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Fretless Tone at an Affordable Price

With the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless, Squier proves that what is old can be new again! Disciples of groove will dig this elegant fretless bass, which fuses the warm, expressive voice of an upright with the defined attack of an electric. The no-pickguard, 3-color Sunburst finish is a classic, and the lightweight agathis body is home to a pair of Fender-designed Jazz Bass single-coil pickups. A sturdy maple neck sports a fretless Ebonol fingerboard with white celluloid lines that let you know where you're at. The Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless is a bass player's dream come true.

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless at a Glance:
  • Lightweight, offset-waist agathis body
  • Neck designed for fast, comfortable playing
  • Fender quality at a great Squier value
Lightweight, offset-waist agathis body

Bass guitars are big and that can mean heavy, too. Supremely comfortable whether you're seated or standing, the Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless comes with the distinctive offset-waist body, but it's made from agathis, which is resonant but relatively light — something you'll appreciate after several hours onstage. And with its classic finish, your Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless will command the eyes (as well as the ears) of your fans!

Neck designed for fast, comfortable playing

Made from solid maple, with an Ebonol fingerboard, the neck on Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless is designed to deliver a smooth and fluid playing experience. A fast-playing fretless neck is vital when you're holding down the bass line, and Squier understands that. The Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless features a neck and fretboard that ensure you'll never want to put it down.

Fender quality at a great Squier value

Squier Vintage Modified series electric guitars and basses provide you with renowned Fender quality at an affordable price. The Vintage Modified series features some of the most time-honored models, including the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Mustang, Jazz Bass, and the Precision Bass. These versatile guitars and basses are offered at the very best Squier value to make Fender quality more available to everyone. If you've been looking for a great guitar or bass to complement your playing, Squier Vintage Modified series electric guitars and basses have an instrument for you.

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless Features:
  • Fender quality at a great Squier value
  • Fat, growling tones from dual Fender-designed Jazz Bass pickups
  • Comfortable and lightweight agathis body with offset-waist
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck with fretless Ebonol fingerboard
  • Top-load bridge
  • Open-gear tuners
Get amazing modern tone from this classic-style Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless!

NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Jazz
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Sunburst
Body Material Agathis
Body Finish Urethane
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Ebonol, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Fret Lines
Number of Frets Fretless
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.5"
Bridge/Tailpiece Standard
Tuners Standard Open-gear Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Middle Pickup Fender-designed Jazz Bass Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Fender-designed Jazz Bass Single-coil
Controls 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Strings Fender, (.045-.105)
Manufacturer Part Number 0306608500

Customer Reviews

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Beyond Awsome

Out of the box off the friggen chain. I've never owned or really played a bass. Guitar player. Got it out of the box and James with it for 6 hours. This instrument sing like a magic instrument. I though fretless would be hard to play and sound dark and not so hot. NOT AT ALL! It plays like a charm. Whoever decided to put frets on a bass got it all wrong. The fretboard is like glass and the tone is phenomenal. It's really not that hard to get proper pitch. I watched a few videos on the subject but it really is a whole lot easier then I ever imagined. I'm glad I got it at sweetwater they always deliver great stuff! Jaco Pastorious would have loved this bass. Solid holds its tune like a mighty battle axe. I really would recommend anybody interested in the bass to pick one of these up as soon as you can. If new trade agreements get passed into law the $ price will surely jump. For $ your getting an absolute grade A superfine instrument with a lot of history and character. I think I need 2 or three more of these :-). Oh and for an amp I used my little Vox Vox Mini3 G2 - Modeling 3W 1x5" Guitar amp. I was thinking of getting the little 4 speaker Roland bass amp, it has an acoustic 360 with effects ( a computer simulation of the rig Jaco used). But that little Vox can make it sing and growl with tons of character, and it does it on penlight batteries. I'm totally blown away by this guitar. I hope they don't change a thing and keep making them it's the deal of the decade!
Music background: Back to it after a 20 year hiatus

First fretless and first Squier

Just received my VM fretless jazz bass, only got to play it on my lunch break but I am very impressed. This is the most inexpensive bass I have ever purchased and now I wonder why I have spent so much money over the years. I started playing gigs in middle school , I am now 55 yrs old, I have a 1976 fender musicmaster I purchased new, a 1978 Ibanez musician , also bought new, a P-bass, jazz bass , a Spector, a music man sting ray , and 2 thunderbirds , all American made. I have never played nor owned a fretless bass so I did not want to drop a lot of money on one. I read a lot of reviews and watched a lot of you tube , every one pointed to this bass. They were not wrong. I must admit I wish it didn't say Squier on the headstock but it is a great sounding and playing bass. The set-up is pretty good, the pickups are strong and the tone is great. The pots do feel a little cheesy, but no noise or hum what so ever. I got a demo model for $269.00 and it looks new , I cant find a mark on it. Nathan Wall and Sweetwater are fantastic and the ONLY place to buy gear from. I had a list of mods I was gonna do to this bass , not any more , leave it alone and get my fretless on!!!

Excellent Bass

Low cost venture into Fret-less Land.. Far superior quality and service than I expected.. Slapped on some Roto-Flats .45-.105's and it's simply a wonderful playing bass. Couldn't ask for more.. Great action, great sounds, great looks... Happy Bass camper here.. My first Fender type bass.. Love it.. Late night tonight.. Woo-Hoo.. Sweetwater "Rocks".. Thank you Dan R.
Music background: 50+ yrs..pro

Perfect bang for the buck

Simply an amazing deal, $300 for a bass that plays in the $500-800 range (minus the pickups), but even then the pickups are great. The finish is beautiful and the hardware is smooth as can be, which reminds me, the neck is as good as many american models I've played on. The only complaint is the Tone-Pots, they aren't nearly as sensitive as my T-Bird, but they shouldn't be because there's a $1500 price difference, so it's still a 5 star buy! besides, the tone pots aren't bad, but they are a little finicky to get the sweet spot tone. All in all I LOVE this bass, and although it's taking getting used to a fretless, feel that this bass is worth every penny, congrats to Steven at SweetWater for recommending a Squier as a cheap alternative to gig with, cause it works, and works well!
Music background: Student, Performer

Awesome value

I am a pianist but wanted to add bass to my playing. I had played bass when I was in high school. I had a Rickenbacker 4001 back in the day but things got crazy and I stopped playing and sold it all off. So when I decided to get back into the bass I wanted to change it up and since I enjoy the fretless sound that is was the route to take. After a lot of research I elected this bass because of the fender tone and the innovation on the finger board. I wanted to play round wounds and I wanted the ebanol fingerboard because it stands up to round wounds so much better. Gary Wills plays a signature Ibanez with ebanol finger board and that is a strong endorsment. So thank you Squire for coming out with a $300 dollar fretless bass with an ebanol and not inlays except on the side. Very thought full. I am very glad for the lines too. Yes it would be cooler looking if it had no lines but it does help, and while I can read, being able to see patterns is still part of seeing the finger board and where you need to go. Also, I wondered if it would hum due to the single coil pups. No problem there. This is a great bass. So if you are thinking about tackling fretless, this is a good place to start. I also like the Jaco look. BTW, It has taken a little getting intonation right but not too hard. About the same as eliminating fret buzz from your playing. Mwah for now.
See also: Fretless, Squier, Squier 4-string Bass Guitars, Squier Fretless Basses