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Fender American Original '70s Jazz Bass in Vintage White

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Cian Hodge

The top of the line American Original series boasts the highest build quality, specs and sound of any Fender production guitar. What you're getting here are specific features associated with a decade of Fender history.

What could be considered the first modern bass, the '70s Jazz bass has a gorgeously vintage style, packing punchy, versatile tone.

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In the build department, the '70s Jazz bass deviates very little from the classic formula. It's made of a nitro lacquered alder body with a maple neck and fingerboard packing 20 tall frets. 

The “U” shape tapered neck is one of the biggest draws to the Jazz. By this point in time, Fender were experimenting with a slightly more unique feel to the sixties classic. There's nothing to impede your movement, while the 9.5-inch radius feels extremely comfortable to traverse.


Jazz basses are all about versatility. Two Pure Vintage '70s single coils occupy both positions for true, authentic tone. You can soften up the frequenceies when using a pick or aggressive slap styles, or push the mids with the bridge pickup for direct finger style attack.


  • Series: American Original
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Color: Vintage White
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Body Shape: Jazz Bass


  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck Shape: 1975 "U"
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets Size: Vintage Tall
  • String Nut: Bone


  • Bridge PickupPure Vintage '75 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • Middle PickupPure Vintage '75 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • ControlsVolume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone


  • Bridge: 4-Saddle Pure Vintage '70s with Single Groove Saddles
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage '70s with Fender Logo
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic
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