Classic. A sound that's driven the industry. A man that's taken the modern music scene by storm. And a legend among many famous artists. This is a Justin Meldal-Johnsen signature. Designed to bring to life everything Justin loves about his cherished '66 Mustang Bass. The Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Mustang Bass RW is here to push sonic boundaries, and leave your audience craving more.
Made with lightweight alder and an instantly recognisable Mustang body, you have an authentic Fender feel that was born for true expression. Featuring that distinctive shorter scale while maintaining that iconic Fender punch. To play, modern rolled fingerboard edges, and a C-shaped neck bring you a liquid-smooth platform and fast-paced playability, all night, every night. Bringing you an unforgettable Fender feel that's perfect for long-sets, enduring studio sessions, and it's also a fantastic companion for touring too.
Sonically, a Custom Seymour Duncan Split Single-Coil pickup delivers the closest Fender could get to the voice of Justin's original vintage Mustang - powerful. Whether you like it thunderous and thick, or funky and articulate, the Mustang can take you there. This is an instrument with the nod of approval from a true legend...
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Go off-grid. It takes a true musical pioneer to stamp their mark on modern music and Justin Meldal-Johnsen has done just that. Never being afraid to push the boundaries and step outside of the box with bands and artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Dixie Chicks, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, and Pink! has earned him a high status in the producing, performing, and songwriting world. It was around a decade ago that Justin decided that the only bass he needed was the Fender Mustang. He found the punch, power, and distinction he desired from this bass as well as it feeling completely natural to perform with.
Now it's time for you to experience its possibilities. Find your own beat.
It's an extension to your body. Experience a sturdy maple neck crafted into a "C" profile, finished with Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer, and topped with a rosewood fretboard. It simply doesn't get better. You'll fall in love with the way this smoothly shaped neck allows you to lose yourself in a beat while your fingers float up and down the scale creating waves of music magic along the way. Rosewood is the first choice of many artists for a fretboard, not only Justin Meldal-Johnsen, because it adds to the overall tone of your sound as well as being comfortable. Slap, slide, and pick your way to legend.
Less is more. Equipped with a custom Seymour Duncan split single-coil pickup, the JMJ Road Worn Bass delivers a mighty tone that bounces around the room of any pub, arena, or even stadium. After all this guitar makes you dream big. Control your sound with absolute precision by experimenting with the volume and tone controls and develop a signature style. Whether you're blasting out a rhythmic low end or cutting through the noise with a timeless riff, this bass will respond to your personality and style in a way that resonates. Feel the inspiration to think big. Sketch your own sound.