This is the top of the line production bass from Fender (pre-2010 model, Active Only).
It belongs in the American Deluxe family, meaning these are the basses where Fender put their 60 year + experience in bassmaking, adding modern features and the best components to come up with the best bass they can make.
The American Deluxe Jazz Bass guitar captures the spirit of Fender innovation with its three-band active EQ, pair of Samarium™ Cobalt Noiseless Jazz Bass pickups and 18-volt power supply.
This gorgeous alder-body bass has a modern C-shaped, graphite-reinforced maple neck with a contoured heel (for easy access to upper frets), five-bolt neck plate, pau ferro rolled-edge fingerboard, abalone dot inlays and highly detailed nut and fret work. Other features include chrome hardware, deluxe chrome-plated steel bridge plate (string-through-body or top-load) with nickel-plated brass saddles, and Fender/Schaller® Deluxe Lite-Bass tuning machines.
In practice this bass offers the trademark Fender Jazz Bass sound but with added punch and clarity. This new series boasts what's maybe the best low B that Fender has ever produced. It is tight and clear, which was not always the case in previous series.