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Fender / Jazz / 1965 / Olympic White / Matching Headstock / Bass

Late '65 Jazz Bass, Olympic White finish with a matching headstock in excellent condition and nice and light, weighing only 8 lbs 7 oz. Serial number 114037. Aside from the missing finger rest, this bass is all original and complete including the case which is also in excellent condition. 


In the 12 months from late '65 to late '66, CBS made quite a few changes to the appointments on a Jazz bass. First, we got lollipop tuners, then binding on the neck and finally by late 1966 the dots were changed for blocks on the fretboard. This Fender Jazz Bass comes from the first transition period and has an unbound dotted neck with lollipop tuners.


The body finish displays some minor playwear and small dings, mainly around the edges of the body as well as some light lacquer checking. It has a fantastic neck which is extremely clean with virtually no wear. The headstock is also very clean with just a couple of very small marks. The original frets are in great shape having been cleaned and dressed in our workshop. All hardware and electronics are in good working order including the truss rod which operates correctly. 


This bass is a joy to play with a superb even sound right across the fretboard, the neck is straight and very slim at the nut, measuring only 36.5 mm. The depth at the 1st fret is 20 mm. It's been fully set up in our workshop with a set of Ernie Ball 45-105 round wound strings and sounds amazing. Weight 8 lbs 7 oz / 3.82 kg. The neck stamp reads Nov 65 A, and the pots all date to the 42nd week of 65. Pickup DC resistance: N, 7.23 k/ B, 7.27k. The sponge is stuck to the underside of the pickups meaning the dates are not visible. 

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Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK  

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Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase. 

As a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, Hofner, and Vox. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.

Have a look at the website often, as our inventory changes regularly. Chances are, you’ll find what you need. If you don’t, contact us and using our guitar-finding service we will track down your heart’s desire.


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If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as much information about the bass guitar you're interested in as I can, and if you require more high resolution photos dont hesitate to ask.

You can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the Bass guitars out first. I will consider part exchange, if it makes your desired bass a little easier to afford.

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Payments are to be made on the dates agreed. If the customer fails to do so or pulls out of an agreed deal after 1 month has elapsed from the date of the first payment, 10% of the agreed sale price is non refundable. A further 10% will be added each consecutive month thereafter. Within the first month a 5% fee is applied. Andy Baxter Bass has the right to withdraw from any agreement and re list the item if payments are not made on the agreed dates.  A 10% non refundable deposit will hold any guitar for 30 days. With installment / layaway / deposit agreements all sales are final, no returns, no refunds and no exceptions. 

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Payable by consignee upon receipt of goods. We are not responsible for VAT, duty or customs charges.


Shipping costs are in addition to the cost of your guitars or merchandise. ( unless otherwise stated) If you prefer, you can arrange shipping via your own preferred carrier. Shipping charges paid by Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd are non-refundable.


Merchandise is sold as is. Please ask all questions, view all pictures etc, before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. No exceptions. Just the same, if you find out that the guitar or gear doesn’t work for you, you can return it within 48 hours. Please call or email for return authorization before shipping any merchandise back. Returned merchandise must be shipped fully insured at the customer’s cost and in it’s original condition. Upon receipt of the merchandise, a refund (less shipping and any other applicable fees) will be issued within 48 hours, subject to a 5% restocking fee.  The restocking fees will be waived if the instrument is damaged. ALL dealers will be charged restocking fee on returns for any reason due the the common practice of reselling. Special orders are not returnable. Amplification sent overseas is not returnable under any circumstaces unless damaged upon arrival.

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