Vintage 1964 Fender Jazz Bass Refinished Silver


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What makes this bass special:  A great playing, true vintage Jazz Bass with a super cool vibe!  The bass was refinished in silver quite some time ago & has aged nicely over the years.  The pickguard was swapped from tortoise to black & looks great against the silver finish.  Aside from the finish & pickguard the bass is all original & comes with its original hardshell case.  Professionally set up by our own luthier with fresh strings & low action, so it plays & sounds fantastic!

Cosmetic Condition:  Good honest play wear - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, weather checking & some finish wear.  Overall the bass has a wonderful look to it, with some nice mojo vibe & beautiful patina.

Neck:  Slender profile maple neck with beautiful dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard & clay dot inlays.  Frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them.  The front of the headstock was also refinished in silver & so the original decals are now missing.  Original nickel tuners are in perfect working condition, although the G tuner does have a replaced screw in the back.  1 1/2" nut width; 34" scale length.  Truss rod is functioning & the neck plays great up & down the fretboard.  Date stamp reads July 64.

Body:  Contoured, solid alder body refinished in silver.  Top-loading bridge with four adjustable saddles.  The 3-ply black pickguard is not original & is missing its bass-side horn which broke off some time ago.  Bass weighs 9 lbs 3.2 oz.

Pickups:  Original grey bottom single coil Jazz Bass pickups.  Bridge - 8.81K ohms; Neck - 7.53K ohms.  Dual volume & master tone control.  Pots date to '64 & all electronics are in good working condition. 

Case:  Original, no-logo hardshell case included.  The case is a bit rough & the right-side clasp is missing, but it's in similar condition to the bass & adds to the overall charm of this marvelous vintage piece.

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.