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 1972 Fender Jazz Bass is a fantastic example of an early '70s Jazz bass, with the less commonly scene maple neck and black binding and block inlay design. This Jazz Bass features an Alder body with a Maple neck, 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 very good condition, with some play wear and patina to the finish, but nothing excessive. The original poly finish is as vibrant as ever, with the front of the headstock yellowing slightly over the years. This bass is internally and externally original, with the exception of the neck position volume pot which has been changed. The other pots date to the 5th week of 1972 (304 7205).
This guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.