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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Jazz Bass Closet Classic Masterbuilt by John Cruz   

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The Jazz Bass debuted in 1960 as Fender's deluxe bass guitar model and quickly became an indispensible instrument for bassists who prized its slim, f...Click To Read More About This Product

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A reincarnation of Fender's greatest achievement for the bassist.

The Jazz Bass debuted in 1960 as Fender's deluxe bass guitar model and quickly became an indispensible instrument for bassists who prized its slim, fast neck, sleek offset-waist design and full dual-pickup sound. The Custom Shop 1961 Jazz Bass pays tribute to the second-year release Jazz Bass and was crafted by Custom Shop's John Cruz.

Features include an alder body, quater-sawn maple neck with a '54 "U" shape, dark Indian rosewood fingerboard with compound radius and vintage frets, handwound vintage Jazz Bass pickups, stacked concentric control knobs, tortoiseshell pickquard and vintage hardware. Case included.

About John Cruz
John Cruz came to Fender in 1987, joined the Custom Shop in 1993 and became a Master Builder in 2003. Custom guitars are his passion, and he is the man behind several famous Custom Shop instruments, including the replica of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s famous “Number One” Stratocaster® guitar.

Cruz also built the limited-run Moto guitar and amp sets, worked on the ’49 Woody amp project and developed all production processes for the Rory Gallagher and Muddy Waters tribute guitars. Further, his meticulous work was essential to all aspects of the initial Custom Shop Relic guitars and basses, and he initiated the Custom Shop’s quality assurance program.

  • Neck
  • Shape:54 U
  • Wood:Quartersawn maple
  • Neck joint:Bolt-on
  • Scale length:34"
  • Truss rod:Standard
  • Finish:Lacquer
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups:Passive
  • Pickup configuration:SS
  • Neck:Handwound Vintage
  • Middle:Not applicable
  • Bridge:Handwound Vintage
  • Brand:Fender Custom
  • Series or parallel:Series
  • Active preamp:Not applicable
  • Special electronics:Stacked Concentric Knobs
  • Fretboard
  • Material:Dark Indian rosewood
  • Radius:7.25" - 9.5"
  • Fret size:Vintage Stew Mac
  • Number of frets:20
  • Inlays:Block 
  • Nut material:Bone
  • Nut width:Not specified
  • Body
  • Cutaway:Double cutaway
  • Construction:Solidbody
  • Body wood:Alder
  • Top wood:Not applicable
  • Body finish:Closet ClassicLacquer
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout:Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch:Not applicable
  • Coil tap or split:Not applicable
  • Tone switching:No
  • Special switching:Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type:Fixed
  • Bridge design:Vintage
  • Tailpiece:Not applicable
  • Tuning machines:Vintage-style
  • Color:Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings:4
  • Pickguard:Yes
  • Special features:Masterbuilt
  • Case:Hardshell case
  • Accessories:Certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin:USA

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