The Fender Jazz Bass debuted in 1960 as their top of the range bass guitar, accompanying the new Jazzmaster six string, and has since become a mainstay of studio and stage. With its dual pickup setup and narrower nut width, the Fender Jazz Bass has always been considered one of the more comfortable and adaptable electric basses available.
This 1972 Fender Jazz Bass, with its less common maple neck, black binding, and block inlay pattern, is an outstanding example of an early '70s Jazz bass. Constructed from an Alder body with Maple neck, the bound neck design and block inlay were first used in 1966 on this model. Compared to the Precision bass's split coil, the Jazz bass's single coil pickups produce a less mid-focused, growly tone, with arguably more versatility. The original oval button tuners, black headstock decal, and plastic tortoiseshell guard are original and in good shape.
This guitar is in very good condition, with some play wear and patina to the finish, and a small area of wear through the finish on the outside edge of the body contour. The original poly finish is as vibrant as ever, with the front of the headstock yellowing slightly over the years. The bridge position pickup has been rewound, and the first fret block inlay re-glued as it had begun to lift slightly. Otherwise, this guitar is internally and externally original, with the 3 original pots dating to the 46th week of 1972 (304 7246)
This guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.