The Jazz Bass has undergone much evolution through the decades. In 2008, Fender gave birth to a new American Standard line. The 2008 American Standard Jazz Bass maintained the rolled-edge neck with highly detailed nut and fret work and the rounded body shape. Gone is the S-1 switching system.
So what’s new? Features like the high-mass vintage bridge, Hipshot lightweight vintage-style tuning machines, a richer and deeper neck tint, gloss maple or rosewood fingerboard and satin back for smooth playability. It also has an improved resonance because of the thinner finish undercoat.