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American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass®

Model #: 0190170805
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The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

When Don Randall at Fender Sales requested a more sophisticated, high-end bass model, the now iconic Jazz Bass® was the result. The neck was narrower at the nut, providing a faster and more effortless feel and the sleek new body style mirrored the offset contoured style of the Jazzmaster®. By 1966, evolution of the instrument reached new heights with striking new features.

The American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass features a comfortable “U” shape hard rock maple neck, and it plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this J-Bass® is offered with white neck binding, pearl dots, two volume controls with master tone, matching painted headstock and 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard. The 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles, vintage-style “lollipop” tuners and Pure Vintage ‘66 Jazz Bass pickups deliver classic thump and style.

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

Features

  • Alder Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass® Pickups
  • “U”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Bound Round-Lam Rosewood Fretboard with Paint Matched Headstock
  • Pure Vintage ‘Lollipop’ Tuners
GLOSS NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER FINISH

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on ‘50s and ‘60’s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

ALDER BODY

Alder has a well-balanced tone with beefy mids and a robust low-end.

7.25” RADIUS BOUND ROUND-LAMINATED ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD

The 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

1966 “U”-SHAPE NECK

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

PURE VINTAGE '66 SINGLE-COIL JAZZ BASS® PICKUPS

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins and alnico magnets

VINTAGE-STYLE HARDWARE

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.

Body
  • Body Material
    Alder
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape
    Jazz Bass®
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Construction
    4-Bolt
  • Neck Binding
    1-Ply White
  • Neck Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape
    1966 "U"
  • Scale Length
    34" (86.36 cm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius
    7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    20
  • Fret Size
    Vintage Tall
  • Nut Material
    Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.5" (38.1 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    White Pearloid Dot - 7mm
  • Side Dots
    Black
  • Truss Rod
    Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut
    Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
  • Middle Pickup
    Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
  • Controls
    Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • Switching
    None
  • Configuration
    SS
Hardware
  • Bridge
    Pure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
  • Hardware Finish
    Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Pure Vintage ‘Lollipop’
  • Pickguard
    4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs
    Black Plastic
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt with "F" Logo, Serialized
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)

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