The Jazz Bass® acquired an even slimmer C-shaped maple neck in 1964; it was also the last year for clay-dot fingerboard markers. That's what you'll find here on the American Vintage '64 Jazz Bass, which has other authentic features including a round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets and clay-colored dot inlays, three-ply white pickguard (four-ply brown pickguard on Three-Color Sunburst and Olympic White models), new American Vintage '64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, lower-mounted finger rest, vintage-style bridge with threaded steel "barrel" saddles, black plastic control knobs, reverse tuners, chrome pickup and "F"-stamped bridge covers with vintage-accurate positioning, auxiliary strap button on the back of the headstock, and more. Available in Three-Color Sunburst, Olympic White, Lake Placid Blue (with matching headstock) and Black.
|Model Name:||American Vintage '64 Jazz Bass®, Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Finish:||Fender Flash Coat Lacquer|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass®|
|Neck Finish:||Fender Flash Coat Lacquer|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" (184.1 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Nut Width:||1.48" (37.59 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||White Dot|
|Truss Rods:||Vintage-Style Heel Adjust|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Vintage-Style Slotted|
|Bridge Pickup:||American Vintage '64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Neck Pickup:||American Vintage '64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Threaded Steel "Barrel" Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||New American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear|
|Control Knobs:||Black Plastic|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Mounted Chrome Pickup and "F" Bridge Cover with Vintage Accurate Positioning, Lower Mounted Finger Rest, Clay- Colored Dot Position Inlays, Auxiliary Strap Button on Back of Headstock|
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*Tone, design and looks are great.
*Neck slightly more prone to warping than thicker (US standard) necks.
*Sunburst looks fantastic, much better than the brownish tone of most other jazzes.
*Price point is quite high, so be VERY sure to compare multiple basses before buying.
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GReat BASS. I loved this. I did add a GIBSON HUMBUCKING for my variation of tone quality for studio use. Great bass - love the scale and tone.
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