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Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt 1970s Jazz Bass Heavy Relic Black over Candy Apple Red

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The Fender Jazz Bass (or J Bass) was the second bass guitar created by Leo Fender. The bass is distinct from the Precision Bass in that its tone is b...Click To Read More About This Product

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A vintage Fender 4-string heart-stopper for players who love that up-front sound.

The Fender Jazz Bass (or J Bass) was the second bass guitar created by Leo Fender. The bass is distinct from the Precision Bass in that its tone is brighter and richer in the midrange with less emphasis on the fundamental harmonic. Because of this, many bass players who want to be more "forward" in the mix prefer the Fender Jazz Bass.

First introduced in 1960, the Jazz Bass featured a redesigned neck”narrower and more rounded than that of the Precision Bass. The Fender Jazz Bass has two single coil pickups with two pole pieces per string. This gave the bass a stronger treble sound for a "bright" sound.

This Master Built 1970s Jazz Bass has a relic finish with vintage electronics and other desirable features. The thin lacquer finish gives the Fender bass a worn, and rugged look, while exposing the bottom colors. It shows heavy arm and edge wear, as well as scrapes and dings. The body is composed of a 2-piece ash construction, with a 3-bolt neck design. The vintage chrome plating also has the relic treatment, still giving it shine, but worn to look like it has been on the road for years. The chrome bridge, bone nut, medium jumbo frets, and custom Madagascar rosewood fretboard offers lasting sustain and unparalleled clarity. The Fender J bass U-neck shape and 9.5" radius offers comfort when dancing across the fretboard, and the nickel tuners keep the bass in key. Other appointments include block inlays, standard chrome bridge, white pearl pickguard, and Relic J-Bass bridge and neck pickups. Dressed in a vintage thin lacquer finish, the electric bass guitar's covering will get better with age.

Relic treatment
The 70's Fender Jazz Bass has been given Fender Custom Shop's Relic treatment, which shows natural wear and tear of years of heavy use, nicks, scratches, worn finish rusty hardware and aged plastic parts. Fender Custom Shop wants its basses to feel like they had been played every night for 40 years. In the end, these Relic-treated guitars and basses end up being not a tribute to any famous guitarist, but a tribute to the instrument itself.

Since 1987, the Fender Custom Shop has been a "dream factory," producing guitars that are to playing what Ferraris are to driving. The skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, Calif., Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making instruments that range from the fine to the fantastic. Whether it's building a new custom axe from the ground up or modifying an existing one, the Fender Custom Shop excels with the joy they draw on in producing rock 'n' roll works of art.

Fender Custom Shop instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest players. Now, instruments made by these master craftsmen can be yours.

FEATURES
  • Chrome pickup plating, with a worn look
  • 3-bolt neck
  • White pearl pickguard
  • Lightweight 2-piece Ash body
  • Standard chrome bridge
  • Relic J Bass bridge and neck pickups
  • Relic nickel tuning keys
  • Rosewood relic neck
  • J bass U-neck shape
  • 9.5" radius
  • Thickness at first fret: .790"
  • Thickness at last fret: .990"
  • Medium jumbo frets
  • Vintage jazz bass headcap decal
  • Block inlays
  • Custom Madagascar rosewood fretboard
  • Bone nut
  • Thin lacquer finish
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By bassface-hEe_p

from Austin, Texas

A friend of mine recently got his hand on one of these and i must say it is everything a vintage bass is except one thing, IT AINT VINTAGE!!! these custom reissue fenders are way cool (i gig with one Alot) but if you want to get one get a real one. a real 70's fender for $1500-$3000 in good condition. dont get me wrong this is a very cool bass but id recoend the "roadworn" series, its pretty much the same thing but way cheaper.

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