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Fender 60th Anniversary American Jazz Bass   

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A souped-up version of the world's most revered bass!

Fender's Jazz Bass guitar is one of the company's most famous designs and they've spared no expense in building the limited-edition American Series 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass. It has a knockout 3-color sunburst alder body, jeweled headstock inlay, and a graphite-reinforced modern C-shaped maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, rolled fingerboard edges, and medium-jumbo frets.

A pair of American Vintage '62 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups produce that legendary growl and the S-1 switching system gives you an entire spectrum of Jazz and Precision Bass tones.


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60th Anniversary American Jazz Bass

  • Model Name: 60th Anniversary American Jazz Bass
    Model Number: 011-6300-(700)
    Series: American Series
    Colors: (700) 3-Color Sunburst, (Polyurethane Finish)
    Body: Alder
    Neck: Graphite Reinforced Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
    Fingerboard: Rosewood, (9.5" Radius/241 mm)
    No. of Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Pickups: 2 American Vintage Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickups (Mid & Bridge)
    Controls: Volume 1. (with S-1„¢ Switch) (Neck Pickup),
    Volume: 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
    Pickup Switching: 2-Position Push/Push S-1„¢ Switch:
    S-1 Switch Up: Pickups in Parallel,
    S-1 Switch Down: Pickups in Series
    Bridge: American (Strings-Thru-Body)
    Machine Heads: Cast / Open-Back
    Hardware: Chrome
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
    Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    Width at Nut: 1.50" (38mm)

    Unique Features
    Stamped 60th Anniversary Neck Plate,
    Commemorative '60th Anniversary Case
    Jewel Inlaid '60th Anniversary Headstock Emblem,
    "Parchment" Pickguard, Knobs and Pickup Covers,
    Rolled Fingerboard Edges
    S-1 Switching
    Posiflex„¢ Graphite Neck Support Rods
    Rounded Body Shape

    Strings: Super Bass 8250M NPS, p/n 073-8250-006,
    Gauges: .045, .065, .085, .110TW (Taperwound E)
    Accessories: Deluxe Silver 60th Anniversary Hardshell Case
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4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

Great Bass!!

By TzolkinBassMan

from Tegucigalpa

This is a great bass I love it...it gives me the sound I like and it's good for slappin and poppin, tappin, for solid bass lines and it's my favorite bass. This bass is good for all types of music, rock, jazz, funk, alternative, it's an excellent bass, I would say it's better than the precision.

 
5.0

Classic looks and feel

By T Dog-s35_7

from Lake Orion Mi

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After playing all different models for so many years, I am happy to report I am very satisfied with this bass. Killer classic looks, feel and sound are all there. S1 switch is a must. Put the silver case away for investment, and get a standard case for gigs.

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4.0

Ground Wire?

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Awesome guitar! Great Sound! Awesome feel! But it buzzes and clicks when I touch any metal part of it.. Sounds like a Ground problem. Ordered a new one and the same problem. Had it checked out and tech said they both had no ground wires!! Also, both guitar cases have NAILS driven through from outside to hold the foam housing that holds guitar in place! Tacky!

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I am a Fender J-Bass fanatic. So when I saw this 60th anniversary model, it was a no brainer for me. The silver case is very cool. The sunburst finish is deeper with a vintage look. The construction is good. The pickups have a little more growl than the stock MIA pickups, but they don't sound quite as good as the Fender Custom Shop 60's. You even get a pretty little logo with a gemstone in the headstock. This is one bass I will hold on to. I gave an 8 on quality due to a loose volume knob, but it only took five seconds and a flathead screwdriver to fix it. Overall, it's a great bass, and one that could very well be a collectors item some day.

 
5.0

The best I've ever played.

By KOIMAN

from Nashville, TN

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I've played a lot of nice basses and this one is better than most and as good as the best. On top of that it's Fender. The range of sound from it is incredible. If you know what sound you're looking for you can get it from this bass. It's beautiful to look at and a real pleasure to play. If you appreciate excellent quality then this bass is the one for you. The Fender American Jazz Bass is what many boutique basses are trying to emulate. There are a lot of other excellent basses that you can buy but they are not Fender. Admittedly I am a big Fender fan for over forty years. I appreciate the history and yes, mystique of the American Fender Jazz Bass. This special edition commemorating the 60th anniversary just makes it extra special.

 
5.0

60 Years Strong

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This bass is a great buy. You can get so many sounds with it, and you really can't beat the Fender Jazz Bass name. I can set it to where I get a very slap sound for Funk, or Jazz, or get the low tone I need for a Rock, Alternative genre. It's got a fast neck and even the stock strings (I normally use Ernie Ball Super Slinky's) sound great and play fast. The price is a little up there, but worth every penny.

 
5.0

Great Finish and Sound

By Randy-OyPQZ

from Dayville, CT

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This is my second American made Jazz Bass purchased from MF. No complaints. This bass is a great instrument to have for any bass addicted gearhead(love of new instruments). Even though I purchased an Am. Fender Jazz bass in 05', this one struck me with the color, looks, playability, and 62 re-issue pick-ups-which have a great classic rock sound. If you are thinking of parting with some gear; highly recommend this bass. It really fits my hobby of a part-time musician in a Classic/Southern Rock band. Always a MF Customer!

 
5.0

Very Nice

By Bass of Details

from East coast

I just got this bass a few days ago,and I am very impressed. I Moved up from a standard fender jazz and obviously this bass is in a completely different league. But none the less, the tone on this instrument is increadable with a nice fat sound, and the S-1 switch provides basically a whole new instrument for all your tonal desires. This bass is Fender at its best, well best sinse the old days

 
5.0

great bass

By Buzz-.rV2j

from San Francisco

Great sound and best bass I've owned, but it had a terrible buzz sound. Someone suggested it was the single coil pickup sound, another thought it was the ground. Took it to a fender shop and they diagnosed it a couple minutes. NO GROUND WIRE. They fixed it in 1 hour and now I enjoy bass even more. I read another person had same problem.

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