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Up for sale my Fano JM4 bass with original Gig Bag in Dakota Red light distressed finishing. Humbucker tone but with jazz bass type ergonomics. Bought new less than a month ago. Really nice bass but I play primarily jazz basses and doing a bit of a summer clean. Lots of positive feedback selling and buying from this site.

Overview:  USA JM4

Using the ever-popular JM6 as a springboard, we designed the JM4 Bass to look and feel as though it’s been part of the Fano line from its inception.  The JM4’s classic styling incorporates a 34” scale length, 10” radius fretboard and an early-60’s C Shape neck that feels comfortable and familiar in your hands.  We have also raised the bar in playability and tone with the addition of our proprietary “FanoBird” bass pickups and “HiMax” bridge that offers both top-load and string-through body options.
Each JM4 is hand-built, one at a time from start to finish by one builder in Scottsdale, AZ.  


  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple (Bolt-on with body color matching upper headcap, 10 degree headstock pitch, vintage style truss rod
  • Neck Shape: Early 60's C Shape .800 - .970
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood with rolled edges
  • Fingerboard Radius: 10"
  • Frets: 21
  • Inlay: Aged White Moto (top/side)
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • String Nut: 1.5" Tusq XL
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuners: "Fano" Bass 4-in-line
  • Bridge: Fano HD Bass
  • Pickups: Fano TB Bridge & Neck
  • Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench

This is a video review of the bass 






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14 hours ago, Tripehound said:

Lovely bass. What does 'light distressing' mean?

In this case it's the ageing (and very slight cracking) of the paint and a few slight bumps, to give it the appearance of a vintage rather than new instrument. It's most commonly done on Fender Custom Shop instruments.

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