Small Size, Big Sound
The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special has a short (30”) scale neck which gives this guitar a unique playing feel, based on the ’60s Fender Jaguar guitar. While the Fender Jaguar guitar was created as a student instrument, it later found popularity with alt-rockers and indie musicians due to its unique look and easier playability with its more compact dimensions. The Jaguar Bass Special takes the design aesthetics of the Jaguar guitar and lets bass players access the same short-scale-length playability and unique aesthetics, making it much more than just a “student” bass guitar.
The Jazz Bass Special is loaded with both a Precision Bass pickup and a Jazz Bass pickup. The bridge-position Jazz Bass single coil pickup gives a modern sound with plenty of bite and twang. The middle-position vintage-style Precision Bass split-coil pickup delivers a ’60s/’70s inspired tone with great mid-range power and punch, perfect for being heard over any mix. These two pickups each feature an independent volume control, so you can play with them individually or blended together for the ideal tone between vintage and modern sounds. Whether you want to play ’70s funk, Motown, blues, jazz, rock, slap, or more; the Vintage Modified Jaguar Special has the versatility to cover all eventualities.
Short Scale Length Playability
The short 30” scale length gives this bass guitar a “slinky” feel that is perfect for fat vibratos and slap-bass tones. The fret-spacing also becomes narrower with a shorter neck, so you’ll find all fingering to be easier with the more compact proportions. Short scale-length guitars are perfect for younger players and musicians with smaller hands, but they are also popular with professionals who prefer the more manageable proportions of a shorter scale-length guitar. A 4-saddle bridge provides full adjustment over each string while the open-gear tuners provide accurate tuning and complement the vintage look.
The Jaguar Bass Special is part of the Vintage Modified Series and aims to deliver a vintage ‘vibe’ with more modern playing modifications. The guitar features the classic offset Jaguar body shape so instantly has an effortlessly-cool aesthetic. The black headstock and matching pickguard complement with black pickup covers and controls to give a sleek look that is perfect for the stage.
Short scale length (30”) for easier playability and for musicians with smaller hands
Single coil Jazz Bass pickup and vintage-style split single-coil Precision bass middle pickup
Volume control knob for each pickup
Agathis body and maple neck with laurel fingerboard
“C”-shaped neck, black headstock and 20-fret fingerboard
Series: Vintage Modified
Body & Bridge
Shape: Jaguar Bass
Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard
Neck & Fingerboard
Profile: “C” Shape
Scale Length: 30″ (762 mm)
Radius: 9 .5’’ (241 mm)
Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1 .5″ (38.1 mm)
Electronics & Hardware
Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Middle Pickup: Vintage-Style Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls: 2 x Volume, Master Tone
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Strings: Fender USA Bass 5250XL Short-Scale NPS, (.040-.095 Gauges)
Case Included: No