Fender Joins Forces with Mikey Way to Craft a Vintage ’70s Signature Jazz Bass

Fender unveils the remarkable Limited Edition Mikey Way Jazz Bass in collaboration with the renowned bassist from My Chemical Romance.

This second collaboration with Fender commemorates over two decades of Way’s undeniable influence on the music industry, while paying homage to the transformative era of the 1970s that propelled his career.

The Mikey Way Signature Jazz Bass® serves as a vessel for fans to grasp the same powerful instrument Way wielded during his triumphant 2022-2023 reunion tour.

Way’s fascination with the bass guitar ignited at the tender age of three, triggered by the resounding impact of Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust.”

Inspired by legends like David Bowie and Queen, he developed a distinctive sound that eventually led him to join My Chemical Romance—a band that skyrocketed to success, boasting nine Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers and multiple Grammy nominations.

Way’s inimitable approach to bass playing has solidified his status as an iconic figure in the music industry.

This Limited Edition Jazz Bass® demands attention with its impossible-to-ignore silver sparkle finish—a nod to the same finish featured on Way’s signature Squier® Mustang® Bass. Crafted with an alder body, it delivers a well-balanced sound with a harmonious blend of lows, mids, and highs.

The ’70s C-shaped neck profile captures the essence of vintage-style playability, with a slimmer first fret and a thicker twelfth, while the ’70s J Bass® pickups reproduce the distinctive growling and punchy tones that have made Fender a household name. With 20 medium jumbo frets and a 9.5″ radius bound fingerboard, modern playability is guaranteed.

The 4-saddle bridge features slotted saddles for enhanced tuning stability and punchy attack. The black block inlays, binding, and black painted head cap complete the iconic Mikey Way-approved aesthetic.

Justin Norvell, Executive Vice President of Products at FMIC, expressed his honor in collaborating with Way for the second time, stating, “For over two decades, Mikey Way has been a legendary influence in modern music and a part of the Fender family.

We’re honored to work with him… His vision for this Signature Jazz Bass® truly comes to life.” Norvell also revealed a delightful surprise for fans—eight select gig bags will house autographed pickguards by Way himself, making them priceless collector’s items.

As a part of Fender’s Artist Signature Series, the Limited Edition Mikey Way Jazz Bass® follows the tradition of honoring iconic musicians, crafting instruments that embody their unique style and specifications. This bold and awe-inspiring bass promises killer tones and an unparalleled stage presence, making it a must-have for any serious musician.

The Limited Edition Mikey Way Jazz Bass® will be available in the US, EMEA, and UK, ensuring that bass enthusiasts worldwide can embark on their own sonic journey with this extraordinary instrument.