Vintage 1973 Fender Jazz Bass Sunburst Finish

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Description

Cosmetic Condition:  Super cool & very vibey bass with that perfect authentic vintage look.  This bass was played!  Various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, weather checking & finish wear.  It's got great tone & feel with a killer sound.  Beautiful sunburst finish with a gorgeous patina.

Neck:  Slender profile maple neck with skunk stripe & black binding.  Maple fingerboard with black block inlays.  Original frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them.  The headstock has that mellow orangey color to it & the decals are in great shape.  Original nickel tuners in perfect working condition.  Unoriginal brass nut has been on the bass for a very long time so we left it alone.  Neck dates to '73, it's straight & the truss works fine.

Body:  Solid alder body finished in a beautiful 3-tone sunburst.  Top-loading bridge with four adjustable barrel saddles.  Bridge cover is missing.  3-ply black pickguard with black thumb rest.  The pickguard is in great shape with no cracks or breaks.  There was a round sticker on the pickguard at one time as evidenced by the "ghosting" left behind.  Bass weighs 9 lbs.

Pickups:  Original Jazz Bass single coils.  Both pickups date to '73 as do all three pots.  The forward pickup cavity shows evidence of a very small rout along one wall, but it's very light & hardly noticeable.  The pickguard/pickup cover is also missing.  All electronics are original & in perfect working condition.

Playability / Sound:  Nice, low action; smooth, comfortable neck - plays & feels great.  Exquisite tone - lots of depth & dynamics.

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.