Fender Artist Signature Victor Bailey 5-String Acoustic Electric Bass Review :: Bass Guitars Reviews

an unique instrument!

musical instruments image

Victor Bailey – man, what a resume. First-call session guy. Solo artist. Consummate sideman. And acoustic bassist extraordinaire. Veteran of more than 1,000 recordings by artists including Weather Report, Michael Brecker, LL Cool J and Mary J. Blige.
And when Fender started working on Victor Bailey Signature five-string Acoustic Bass, the man himself graciously spent a great deal of time and effort on it with us. The result is an unique instrument! The Victor Bailey Signature 5-string Acoustic Bass features a beautifully arched back, figured dao back and sides, a laminated spruce top with a gorgeous dao veneer, an abalone rosette, tortoise-shell binding, a 34″ – scale neck modeled on Bailey’s signature Fender Jazz Bass Guitar, satin gold Hipshot licensed lightweight tuners, Fishman electronics and a deluxe gig bag. A truly stunning instrument.

Unique Features:

– Victor Bailey Graphic on Headstock,
– Abalone Dot Position Inlays,
– Abalone Rosette,
– 5-Pin Bridge with Rosewood Pins,
– Double Bound (White/Tortoise Shell) Fingerboard,
– Matching Dao Headstock Overlay,
– 3-Over 2-Under Tuning Machine Array,
– Inlaid Mother of Pearl Fender Logo,
– Tortoise Shell Body Binding,
– Fender/Fishman Classic 4 Active On-Board Preamp which Features:
  • Saddle-Fishman Sonicore Under Saddle Pickup and Blendable,
  • Body Mounted ACLR Sensor,
  • Volume,
  • Bass (±12dB @ 60Hz,±3dB @ 350Hz),
  • Mid (±12dB @ 700Hz, 3dB bandwidth @ 1kH),
  • Treble (±12dB @ 10kHz, 3 dB bandwidth @ 2.4kHz),
  • Brilliance (±9dB @ 10kHz, 3 dB bandwidth @ 7 kHz),
  • Body (Blend for Body Mounted ACLR Sensor),
  • Low Battery

Features + Technical Specs
Model NameVictor Bailey 5-String (Acoustic/Electric Bass)
Model Number095-3305-(221)
SeriesArtist Signature Series
Colors(221) Natural, Finish Gloss (Polyurethane Finish)
BodyThinline, Single Cutaway
TopLaminated Spruce with Dao Top Veneer
Back and SidesArched Back of Laminated Dao
No. of Frets22
BridgeRosewood with Compensated Saddle
Machine HeadsHipshot Licensed Gold, (Die-Cast)
ElectronicsFender/Fishman Classic 4 Active On-Board Preamp
Scale Length34″ (864 mm)
Body Depth3.5″
Width at Nut1.875″
Width at Heel2.875″
StringsPhosphor Bronze 5-String Acoustic Bass,
Gauges .045, .055, .075, .095, .120
AccessoriesDeluxe Gig Bag

Disclosure: we may be compensated for our reviews. Click here for details.