Music Store Live is proud to present this 1960 Fender Jazz Bass! Hold on to your butts folks - we've got a hell of a bass for you. This is truly one of the finest vintage basses we've seen pass through our doors and we are very pleased to offer it to our customers. This first year Jazz Bass is a stunning player that simply oozes vintage tone by the bucket. It offers the tone that only a fully matured vintage instrument can. The neck is truly one of the finest and smoothest vintage necks we have had the pleasure to play. Further more, we have ensured that this J Bass is set up extremely well. The neck is straight, the action is set low / medium low and the bass plays in tune from top to bottom. The stacked knob set up of these basses is easy to dial in and provides a great versatility. This beast is sure to crown any vintage bass collection.
The Fender Jazz Bass was first introduced in 1960 and for the first two years was designed with the "stacked-knob" configuration you see here. These are the most desirable Jazz Basses on the vintage market today and this one is almost completely original.
This bass was most likely a special order during the first year of production and is finished in custom color Olympic White. You can see that the Olympic White paint job has faded the way they typically do over the years. This color, complimented by the tortoise pickguard and rosewood fretboard make for a killer looking vintage J Bass.
The headstock decal is original to this guitar. The part that reads "Fender Jazz Bass Electric Bass Offset Contour Body" has faded and can be seen clearly with the assistance of black light. Some notable original features include the reverse wind tuners, tortoise pickguard ( which is completely in tact ), the maple neck ( pencil date : 9/60 ), Brazilian rosewood fretboard, clay dot inlays, original pickups and pots, bone nut, pickup and bridge covers and the blonde hard shell case.
This bass features almost all if its original parts. The only replacement parts include the following : the frets, a few wires have been replaced with color correct cloth bound wire and one replacement flat head bridge cover screw. Some solder joints have been touched up professionally over the years. The bass is missing its original string mute.
The finish on the maple neck has been worn off from playing over the years leaving behind an incredibly smooth and well oiled neck. It has not been sanded. The original 1.5" bone nut is still in great condition. The Brazilian rosewood fretboard has been leveled and is in great playing condition as well.
CTS pots date to 25th week of 1960.
Weight 8.71 pounds
Serial # 53828