Fender Kingman™ Bass – Black
UNPLUGGING WITH STYLE
Decked out in the electric-inspired style of Fender’s California Player series, the Kingman Bass delivers the full, deep acoustic projection and comfortable playing feel you expect from Fender. Named for a famous stop along US Route 66, the short-scale Kingman Bass offers a gloss black finish, smooth-playing mahogany Jazz Bass® neck and convenient cutaway for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard. This bass is built for one thing, and one thing only—to rock.
-Fender-exclusive Newporter Bass body shape
-Fishman® pickup/preamp system
-Painted solid spruce top; painted mahogany back and sides
-Mahogany Jazz Bass neck with slim-taper “C”-shaped profile; walnut fingerboard and bridge
-Matching painted 4-in-line Jazz Bass headstock
*UNIQUE FENDER BODY SHAPE
This bass’ unique cutaway body shape is a Fender exclusive, giving it a vintage-inspired look with a modern twist.
*SOLID SPRUCE TOP
Spruce is the standard modern tone wood for fashioning the tops of acoustic guitars and other acoustic instruments—few woods can beat its strength, brightness and dynamic range.
*FISHMAN PREAMP AND TUNER
Complete with tuner, frequency (bass, middle and treble) and phase controls, this collaboration in preamp design is specially voiced for each California Series body shape.
*MATCHING PAINTED 4-IN-LINE HEADSTOCK
The matching painted 4-in-line headstock on this bass is immediately recognizable and exudes classic Fender vibe. It also provides considerable strength and resistance to “whiplash” that can severely damage most traditional acoustics.
*MAHOGANY JAZZ BASS NECK
The supremely comfortable slim-taper “C”-shaped mahogany neck has outstanding fret-hand feel that’s suitable for any playing style and enhances the overall volume and liveliness of the bass.
*WALNUT FINGERBOARD AND BRIDGE
With a pleasingly dark look, smooth feel and vibrant tone, walnut is an excellent tone wood for crafting quality acoustic instrument bridges and fingerboards.
Body Back:Laminated Mahogany
Body Sides:Laminated Mahogany
Body Top:Solid Spruce
Body Finish:Gloss Poly
Body Shape:Concert Bass
Body Binding:Aged White
Bracing:Forward Shifted Scalloped X
Neck Binding:Aged White
Neck Finish:Satin Urethane
Neck Shape:Jazz Bass
Scale Length:30.3″ (770 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:12″ (305 mm)
Number of Frets:20
Nut Material:Graph Tech® NuBone™
Nut Width:1.5″ (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays:White Pearloid Block
Bridge Pins:Cream Colored with Black Dots
Tuning Machines:Open-Back Geared
Strings:Fender® 8060 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass (.045-.100 Gauges), P/N 0738060400
Case/Gig Bag:Gig Bag