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.