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.