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 1977 is a typical example of a late '70s Jazz Bass, showcasing both the aesthetic and manufacturing changes that came in to place during the CBS era. This Jazz Bass features an Alder body with a Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard. The body is finished in a vibrant 3 tone Sunburst that has retained all of its colour, and sports the kind of play wear and patina that gives this bass a great vintage vibe. The neck features the '70s 3 bolt design, along with the block pearl neck inlays and binding that make these basses look so cool.
This guitar has had some changes over the years, including a rewound neck pickup and changed tone pot. All other electronics are original, with this bass retaining all the punchy, rounded character you would expect. The E string saddle has been replaced, and the bridge has been off at some point with extra holes drilled on the underside, although the original bass is in place currently. The back of the neck shows extensive lacquer wear as can be seen in the pictures, but has a typically comfortable Jazz bas profile that is very easy to play.
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 a hard case.