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 '60s Jazz bass has a gorgeously vintage style, packing punchy, versatile tone.
In the build department, the '60s Jazz bass deviates very little from the classic formula. It's made of a nitro lacquered alder body with a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard packing 20 tall frets.
The “C” shape tapered neck is one of the biggest draws to the Jazz. It set the standard for how a contemporary bass should feel to play. 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 '64 single coils occupy both positions for true authentic sixties 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: Sonic Blue
- Body: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Body Shape: Jazz Bass
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Shape: '60s "C"
- Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
- Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 20
- Frets Size: Vintage Tall
- String Nut: Bone
- Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
- Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Reverse Open-gear
- Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
- Control Knobs: Black Plastic