Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass Daphne Blue


When Justin Meldal-Johnsen's guitar tech handed him his first Mustang a decade ago, he was immediately enthralled with the short-scale size and blown away by all that it could do. So when it came time to design his signature bass, he wanted something as close to his own personal vintage '66 Mustang as he could get, resulting in the JMJ Road Worn Mustang. It features the same Daphne Blue finish, with a detail-conscious relic job featuring an authentic ‘60s-era aged pearl pickguard for that vintage vibe. Importantly, it’s also outfitted with a custom-spec, single-coil Mustang pickup that’s voiced as closely to JMJ’s vintage original as possible.

Product Specs

  • Justin Meldal Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass with Rosewood Fretboard
  • Faded Daphne Blue
  • 2010s
Body Features
  • Offset
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Number of Strings
  • 4 String
Pickup System
  • Passive
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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Reviews for the Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass Daphne Blue
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  • Thank you JMJ and Fender

    Verified Purchase

    I can't say enough about this bass. Excellent quality, light weight, fat but super comfortable neck, nice quality stock strings, useful thumb rest, and the range of tones from the volume and tone pots are truly impressive. I also have a jazz bass and this is a perfect compliment. As primarily a g…

  • Absolutely killer!

    Verified Purchase

    This bass plays like a dream, and it works fantastic in any style. Maybe not for slappers, but I never play slap, so I haven't any worries. Definately feels like a better quality instrument than most of Fender's more recent Mustang basses. It will last me a lifetime, and feels broken in, like I've already played it for 20 years. Freaking great bass!

  • Excellent short-scale bass, a great value too

    Verified Purchase

    I start out by saying I have experience playing a 70s era Mustang for several hours at a vintage guitar boutique and wanted to take it home on the spot, were it not for the vintage price. I own/have owned short-scale basses made by other top builders (Mike Lull, Spector, Rob Allen, and Guild). A wel…

  • Fender really got this right!

    I have to admit I didn't know who Justin Meldal-Johnson was when I first saw this bass unveiled at NAMM. Once I googled him, I realized he is responsible for the bass and production of some of my favorite music. Doesn't matter though, I'm just glad Fender collaborated with him to make this amazing b…

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