1965 L series Fender Jazz bass in very good condition. It has a beautiful custom colour Fiesta Red finish with a matching headstock. All original and 100% complete, including all solder, hardware, finish and case. This bass is a joy to play and sounds fantastic. It's resonant and fairly light weighing only 8 lbs 7.5 oz. One of the last Fender basses to get an L plate. Serial number: L99693.
The finish is in very good condition overall. There are a few small nicks and digs in the finish and a small patch of buckle rash on the back of the upper horn. There are no touch ups and no over spray. The nitro clear coat has yellowed only slightly and on a Fiesta red that yellowing leaves a slight orange hue in certain lights.
The neck is in great condition overall but does have light play-wear along the edge (G string edge) and a couple of scuffs/dings in the finish. The fingerboard and frets are in excellent condition. The bass came to us strung with flats and given that there's only minimal wear to the frets I would guess its had flats on most, if not all of it's life. The headstock is in great shape with only a few scuffs along the top edge and a couple of spots where the finish has chipped.
All hardware and electronics are in fine condition with the metalwork remaining nice and shiny. The truss rod works correctly and the neck is straight with no dead spots.
This bass has been fully set up in our workshop with a great medium/low action and a fresh set of D'addario Chrome flat-wound strings. It weighs 8 lbs 7.5 oz. Serial: L99693. The neck date is Mar 65A, the pots all date to the 20th week of 65. The pickups have original windings. The dates on them are a little hard to read. The neck pickup date appears to be 8/23/64 or 65 (august 23rd of either 64 or 65) the bridge day and month are smudged so completely illegible but the year looks to be 65. I've added a little extra sponge under both pickups to allow them to be adjusted properly as the original sponge has hardened. Nut Width: 38.1mm. Depth at 1st fret: 19.9 mm. It comes with 3-months warranty.
|Very good 8.25/10
|8 lbs 7.5 oz