Vintage 1979 Fender Jazz Bass Natural


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What makes this guitar special: A dynamite player with a phenomenal, resonant sound and punchy, dynamic tone. This one offers all the versatility you know and expect from a J bass, with a gorgeous look. The high gloss finish was taken down by a previous owner, giving this piece a really cool sheen that does a fantastic job of highlighting the beautiful variegation in the solid ash body. It’s been professionally setup and inspected by our expert in-house luthier, and will arrive ready to play.

Cosmetic condition: Pretty good shape overall, with some visible surface and handling scratches throughout. There is some mild buckle rash on the back of the body, and various dents and dings visible under particular lighting throughout the instrument. The original high gloss clear coat appears to have been sanded down by a previous owner, giving it a matte clear coat look. The frets show some very light wear, and the top of the headstock sports some scuffs and dents as well.

Body: Contoured double cutaway solid ash body in natural finish with 3-ply black pickguard and top-loading 4 saddle bridge. The original covers are not included. 

Weight: 11 lb, 3 oz

Neck: Medium profile rounded maple neck with black side dots and pearl block inlays. Bound maple fingerboard is in terrific shape, and frets show only light wear, with nearly a full lifetime of use left in them. 1 1/2" nut width, 34” scale length. Open gear Fender tuners function perfectly. Neck is straight and truss rod works as it should.

Electronics: Original single coil pickups with black skirted knobs, 2x volume, 1x tone. Pots date to ’79 and all electronics are fully functional.

Case: Original hard shell case included. One of the back latches is broken, but all the others function well and work great. 

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.