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Fender’s Vintera range embodies everything that put the iconic guitar company on the map. Channelling the mojo of their finest ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s instruments, the Vintera models also boast a surprisingly affordable price point. The ‘60s Jazz Bass offers that famous growl and glorious feel thanks to period-accurate specs.
Body & Neck
An Alder body provides the perfect blank tonal canvas, with a Gloss Polyester finish for that old-school automobile sheen. Alder is known for its balanced tone, but with a slightly pronounced upper midrange. Think of the warm, honking basslines of classic Motown records.
The Maple neck perfectly contrasts the warm mids of the Alder with some added top-end clarity. This gives the Vintera ‘60s Jazz Bass an emphasised attack and ensures that the bass sits nicely in any mix. Finally, a Pau Ferro fingerboard adds some welcome warmth and a classy look to boot. The Thin C profile, along with the Gloss Urethane neck finish, provides a clean-cut, classic playing experience.
Hardware & Electronics
For the pickups, it's a Vintage-Style '60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass double-bill. The perfect blend between well-rounded and punchy, perfect for those walking basslines and foot-tapping unison lines.
Two volume controls and a single tone knob allows you to sculpt your sound out of the Alder/Maple/Pau Ferro combo. But make no mistake; this is the classic Jazz Bass tonal palette through and through.
Nickel and Chrome hardware, Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass knobs and Fender’s Vintage 4-saddle American Bass bridge complete the picture. The Vintera ‘50s Jazz Bass is a truly infectious instrument that oozes retro class.
- Body wood: Alder
- Body finish: Gloss Polyester
- Body shape: Precision Bass
- Neck material: Maple
- Fingerboard radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
- Fret size: Vintage
- Neck finish: Gloss Urethane
- Neck mounting: 4 bolt
- Neck profile: Thin "C"
- Number of frets: 20
- Inlays: White Dots
- Pickups: 2 x Vintage-Style '60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Controls: Bridge Volume, Neck Volume, Master Tone
- Control knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass
- Hardware finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Nut material: Synthetic Bone
- Nut width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
- Truss rod: Vintage-Style
- Tuners: American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Bass