Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V - Natural

5-string Electric Bass with Maple Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, Open-gear Tuners, and 2 Jazz Bass Single-coil Pickups - Natural
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A 5-string Jazz Bass at an Affordable Price!

The 5-string Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V's offset-waist body and an ultra-slim, fast-action maple neck make this a truly outstanding instrument in its class. Although its soft maple body design and overall appearance are clear nods to the past, the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V also incorporates some futuristic elements, such as high-end cosmetic touches and sizzling Fender-designed Jazz Bass single-coil pickups. The value-packed 5-string Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V is an excellent entry/intermediate-level instrument for any bassist.

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V at a Glance:
  • Lightweight, "offset-waist" soft maple body
  • Neck designed for fast, comfortable playing
  • Fender quality at a great Squier value
Lightweight, "offset-waist" soft maple 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 V comes with the distinctive "offset-waist" body, but it's made from maple, which is resonant, but relatively light, which you'll appreciate after several hours up on stage. And with its classic finish, your Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V will command the eyes - as well as the ears - of your fans!

Neck designed for fast, comfortable playing

Made from solid maple, with a maple fingerboard, the neck on Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V is designed to deliver a smooth and fluid playing experience. The 20 medium-jumbo frets provide you with added playing comfort, so you can continue for hours without hand fatigue. A fast-playing neck is vital when you're holding down the bass line, and Squier understands that. The Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 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 V Features:
  • Fender quality at a great Squier value
  • Fat, growling tones from a pair of Fender-designed Jazz Bass pickups
  • Comfortable and lightweight maple body with offset-waist
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck and fingerboard with block inlays
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • Top-load bridge
  • Open-gear tuners

Get amazing modern tone from this classic-style 5-string Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V!
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 5
Color Natural
Body Material Soft Maple
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape C shape
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black blocks
Number of Frets 20 medium jumbo
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.875"
Bridge/Tailpiece 5-String Standard Vintage-Style with Single Groove Saddles
Tuners Knurled chrome dome 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, Master Tone
Strings Fender USA 7350/5M, (.045-.125)
Manufacturer Part Number 0306760521

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Very good

Me encanto lo recomiendo bueno, bonito y barato
5/5

Really Nice Bass

I own 3 basses that are worth 1000+ and this bass compares to them. I received this bass on thurs and had a gig sat. The only thing I could play it through was my small practice amp as my real rig was sitting in my drummer's basement. I like what I heard and the it played beautifully. I decided to give a first set test. I was a little worried about the passive pickups, as I like the active. The nice clear low end with a great punch sold me. I played the bass the rest of the night.Bravo Squier. Will never pay 1000+ for a bass again.
5/5

All I was expecting, and much more.

I've bought other lower-priced instruments with mixed results. Not here. The Squier VM Jazz Bass V (natural) is fantastic, I'd buy it again. The action is amazing, Frets were all perfect, no sharp edges, and not one bad note on the fretboard. Very stable and accurate tuning, even on the low B string. I can easily play songs on it that I have struggled to play on other basses. It is heavy. Solid, with amazing low-end response. Pickups sound just fine through a good powerful bass amp. And you always have the option to upgrade any pups or hardware, but it all works together seamlessly as it is. I read that some have changed out the bridge, only to go back to the factory standard. The notes and harmonics ring out for a very long time.Get one. You'll probably have to back order it, just like I did, these are very popular. These VM Squier models are surprisingly well-built. For the price, I can't imagine a better made, or more responsive five-string bass. Jimmy Hart is an excellent Sales Engineer, and he always answers all of my technical questions about every purchase. And having the ability to choose your exact model from the guitar gallery before you buy is what makes Sweetwater my choice for professional music gear.
Music background: Pro musician
5/5

Worth Every Penny!

The quality of Squier basses these days seem to be very outstanding. This bass was no exception! Really great playing bass, and very well put together. I am in awe of how cheap these go for vs the quality of product you get!
5/5

A QUALITY BASS,AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.GREAT SERVICE

THIS FENDER SQUIRE VINTAGE MODIFIED 5 STRING JAZZ BASSNATURAL-NOT ONLY PLAYS WELL,IT LOOKS AND SOUNDS GREATALSO! I WAS VERY PLEASED BY THE FEEL OF THE NECK,AND THEQUALITY OF THIS BASS. THE SET UP WAS GREAT , RIGHT OUT OFTHE BOX,THANKS TO THE SWEETWATER CREW. THIS WAS MY FIRST PURCHASE FROM SWEETWATER,CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE. GREAT SERVICE ! THANK-YOU !
Music background: 4,AND5 STRING BASSES 35 YEARS EXP.
See also: Squier, Squier 5-string Bass Guitars