Vintage 1963 Fender Jazz Bass Sunburst Finish


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What makes this bass special:  100% original & just recently acquired from the second owner who purchased the bass back in 1965.  It was used for professional gigs & on studio recordings throughout the '60s & early '70s until it was retired from service in the mid '70s.  So for the past 40 years the bass has been in storage & is now ready to rise again.  Professionally inspected by the experts at Cream City Music & set up by our own master luthier, this gorgeous Jazz Bass is a fantastic player & in very good condition for its age.  A truly wonderful instrument & definite must-have for any serious collector or aficionado.

Cosmetic Condition:  Used, but not abused & in great shape for being over 50 years old!  Typical/normal play wear - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, buckle rash, weather checking & some finish wear.  No cracks, breaks or repairs.  Overall the bass has a clean look with a gorgeous patina.

Neck:  Slender profile A-shape maple neck with beautiful, dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard & clay dot inlays.  Frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them.  Nickel tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 1/2" nut width; 34" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod is functioning. Neck stamp reads 7 JAN 63 A.

Body:  Contoured, solid alder body in 3-tone sunburst finish.  Top-loading bridge with four adjustable "barrel" saddles with original bridge cover.  4-ply tortoise pickguard is in great shape with no cracks.  Bass weighs 9 lbs 5.6 oz.

Pickups:  Single coil Jazz Bass pickups with original covers.  Bridge - 7.97K ohms; Neck - 7.16K ohms.  Dual volume & master tone controls.  Pots date to '63 & all electronics are in good working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.  The case is in similar condition as the bass & comes with the original polish cloth.

Why We Love Fender

It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.