Late '65 Early '66 Fender Jazz Bass, Candy Apple Red finish in good condition. We had the back pickup rewound to original spec by Lee Lavarack of Toltec Guitars in Leeds. Otherwise all original including the case.
In the 12 months from late '65 to late '66 CBS made quite a few changes to the appointments on a Jazz bass. First we got lollipop tuners, then binding on the neck and finally by late 1966 the dots were changed for blocks on the fretboard. This Fender Jazz Bass comes from the first transition period and has an unbound dotted neck but does have the lollipop tuners.
The body finish displays some play wear and a few chips and dings, mainly around the edges of the body and some buckle rash on the back as well as a small indentation shaped like a crescent moon. There is also light lacquer checking throughout. It has a fantastic neck which is smooth in the hand as the lacquer has worn. The headstock also has a few scuffs around the edges and lacquer checking. The original frets are in great shape having been cleaned and dressed in our workshop.
This bass is a joy to play with a superb even sound right across the fretboard, the neck is slim at the nut, and there's tons of room in the truss rod. It's been fully set up in our workshop with a set of Ernie Ball 45-105 round wound strings and sounds amazing. Weight 9 lbs 7 oz. Serial 120289. The neck stamp reads Nov 65 A, the pots all date to the 5th week of 66. Nut Width 37.7 mm. Depth at 1st fret 20.4 mm. 3-month warranty included.
|9 lbs 6 oz