Introduced in 1960 as their top of the line bass guitar model to partner the new Jazzmaster six string, the Fender Jazz Bass has become a staple of studio and stage, with its dual pickup configuration and slimmer nut width making it both more comfortable and more versatile than other electric basses on the market.
This 1968 Fender Jazz Bass is a fantastic example of a late '60s Fender bass, with the kind of play wear and vintage vibe that comes from years of being put to work. This Jazz Bass features an Alder body with a Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard, with the block inlay and bound neck design introduced in 1966. The body is fitted with a pair of single coil Jazz bass pickups that offer a mellower, more versatile sound than the split coil found on the Precision bass. The plastic tortoiseshell guard is original and in good condition, as are the original Fender branded open gear, oval button tuners and black headstock decal.
This guitar is in good condition, with some play wear evident on the front and back of the body as well as the back of the neck. The original poly finish is as vibrant as ever, with the front of the headstock yellowing slightly over the years. This guitar has had some changes, including a replacement neck position pickup. The pots have also been changed. It is otherwise in original condition, and includes its original hard case.
This guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty. This guitar also includes its original Fender hard case.