Made in USA with a 100% Genuine Fender body & AVRI components and Fender USA Licensed Neck
This page was last updated: August 8, 2011
For sale, one of my custom made '1966' style Fender Jazz basses. It's very rare that I offer a pre-built one, but when I had a chance to buy one of the lightest weight, brand new (2011) american Fender Jazz Bass bodies that I've ever seen, I just had to build a '66 style Jazz bass out of it. The body and every component on it is genuine 2011 made in USA Fender . The neck is custom-made in USA, Fender licensed, to exact 1966 specifications, with a 7.25" radiused rosewood fingerboard, vintage sized fret wire (6230) with a matching candy apple red headstock and white binding. Fender only offered the Jazz bass with a pearloid dot/bound neck from mid '65 to mid '66, so this version is the most rare model of a jazz bass (only offered for 1 year before changing them to block inlays). I bought the unused Fender body new, but it has one tiny imperfection in the finish on the back of it that is almost impossible to show in a photograph. This bass is very lightweight for a jazz bass at just over 8 1/2lbs (w/o the chrome covers). The neck is arrow straight with very low action. If you're looking to purchase a 1966 style Jazz Bass at a fraction of the price of a vintage original, this is the bass for you In other words, this is a bass that you can gig and record with without worrying about something happening to an original vintage $10K+ bass. This Please scroll down to see the pictures of this wonderful instrument.
Specifiations and Features:
USA lightweight solid alder Fender USA body made in 2011 with factory candy apple red finish (poly)
Genuine Fender American reissue bridge with ribbed saddles
New Fender American '62 reissue Jazz bass pickups w/cloth covered leads (the pickup covers have been dulled to a satin look like the originals in 1966)
New Fender American reissue parchment Jazz Bass Pickguard
New Fender American reissue control plate and knobs
New Fender American reissue CTS 250K pots and Switchraft jack w/NOS Fender Cornell-Dubilier .047 tone capacitor
New Fender American reissue strap buttons
New Fender American reissue chrome pickup and bridge covers
New Fender American reissue thumbrest (also dulled and rounded to a satin finsh like the vintage originals)
New Fender American reissue chrome "F' logo neck plate
New Daddario Pro Steel stainless steel bass strings EXP 165 (.045-.105")
New Fender licensed made in USA with 1966 jazz bass spec'd thin profile
high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dots and white binding
matching candy apple red headstock
vintage correct 3/32" black side dot markers
1 1/2" nut width
6230 vintage nickel silver fretwire
New custom made vintage reissue lollipop tuning keys
New Fender American reissue string retainer
New Fender American reissue cyclovac nut
New Fender American reissue strap button on back of headstock (as done in 1966)
leveled/recrowned and polished frets, oiled and sealed fingerboard with LOW action
Intonation set on a Peterson V-SAM strobe tuner
This bass will come shipped in a new Fender Deluxe Bass Gig Bag and will be packed extremely well so that no damage will be incurred in shipment.
The paypal 'buy' this button will allow you to buy the bass immediately, however once I have your shipping address, I will send you a paypal money request for the actual shipping fees (via Fedex ground or home delivery) and ship it out to you within one business day.
Note to International buyers: If the package exceeds the USPS Priority Mail limit for your country and I will not be able to ship it to you unless you want to pay for Fedex International shipping which is very expensive.