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.