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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.

Shape: 54 U
Wood: Quartersawn maple
Neck joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Standard
Finish: Lacquer
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
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
Cutaway: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Alder
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Closet Classic Lacquer
Orientation: Right handed
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: Not applicable
Coil tap or split: Not applicable
Tone switching: No
Special switching: Not applicable
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Vintage
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Vintage-style
Color: Chrome
Number of strings: 4
Pickguard: Yes
Special features: Masterbuilt
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
Country of origin: USA

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