Since Fender invented the electric bass guitar, creating an acoustic/electric only seemed well… natural. Features include a vintage-inspired three-ply gold pick guard, bone nut and vintage-style rosewood Fender "Viking" bridge with compensated bone saddle-all in addition to the classic Fender Jazz Bass headstock, tuners, neck profile and strap buttons that make it such a distinctive instrument. Other player-centric features include a cutaway body with solid spruce top, scalloped X bracing and mahogany back and sides for defined and resonant bass sound, stylish body binding and checkerboard rosette, maple neck, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with block position inlays and aged binding, forward strap button with internal block reinforcement, chrome hardware, glossy finish and Fishman Presys pickup system with active onboard preamp, tuner, volume/tone controls and low-battery indicator light all built in! This pre amp allows the bass to be plugged into any of the Fender acoustic amplifier or Passport P.A. system to increase the volume while still keeping the rich tonal characteristics of the instrument 'un plugged'. Also changing the 9 volt battery is very easy due to the design that allows for the preamp to flip around for quick battery access. (many hours of battery life under normal use) No extra battery boxes or additional parts to break or lose to change the battery. For additional peace of mind, this instrument ships in a durable hard-shell carrying case.