Review: Fender Signature Flea Bass

Fender Signature Flea Bass
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Most in-the-know bassists consider the early Jazz to be the design’s platonic ideal: a delectable blend of carefully chosen ingredients, well seasoned (by now) with the irreplaceable depth of age. 

Yet the past couple decades have seen an enormous uptick in ’60s-Fender prices, due largely to their increasing popularity as investment vehicles. Plus, it’s hard to justify spending $5K-plus for a bass whose essential design is available for a small fraction of the cost new.

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