Vintage 1970 Fender Jazz Bass Sunburst Finish


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What makes this bass special:  100% original with a fabulous, true vintage vibe.  Super comfortable neck that plays great up & down the fingerboard.  Warm, rich tone with wonderful sustain & dynamics.  Professionally set up by Cream City Music with fresh strings & low action, so it plays & sounds fantastic.

Cosmetic Condition:  Typical wear & tear for a 45-year old bass - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, weather checking & finish wear, most notably on the back of the body near the neck plate & the front of the headstock near the E tuner.  Overall the bass has a great look to it with a gorgeous patina.

Neck:  Slender profile maple neck with black binding.  Nicely figured maple fingerboard with black block inlays.  Frets are in great shape with hardly any wear.  Headstock decals are in great shape with no pieces missing.  Fender nickel tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 1/2" nut width; 34" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

Body:  Contoured, solid alder body in 3-tone sunburst finish.  Top-loading bridge with four adjustable barrel saddles.  Bridge cover is missing.  4-ply tortoise pickguard is in great shape with no cracks & some light discoloration around the edges.  Bass weighs 8 lbs 15 oz.

Pickups:  Original grey bottom single coils with dual volume & master tone controls.  Neck pickup cover is missing.  All pots date to '70.  Although both pickups have good ohm readings, the magnets in the neck pickup are slightly weaker than the bridge pickup, making it sound a bit quieter.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.

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.