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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Jazz Bass Heavy Relic Aged Lake Placid Blue

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Originally released in 1960, the Jazz Bass was a robust-sounding, smooth-playing successor to the P Bass. The 1961 Jazz Bass Heavy Relic is an homage to this iconic instrument, complete with vintage-style concentric knobs, and for the purists—felt mute tips in the case candy. The two-piece alder body is crafted from tone wood selected for its light weight and attractive grain, and wears a Heavy Relic lacquer finish, giving it the look and feel of a well-played vintage model with a long service life. The fast-playing, tinted quartersawn maple neck sports a “ ’60 J Bass U”-shaped profile, along with a modern 9.5”-radius fingerboard and 20 medium-jumbo frets that grant it a familiar feel. Packed with authentic Jazz Bass tone, the pair of Hand-Wound Vintage Jazz Bass pickups growl with pure power. 

Other features include 4-ply Tortoiseshell pickguard, vintage-style J Bass bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

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1961 Jazz Bass Heavy Relic Specifications:

  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Neck: Quartersawn Maple with Slab Rosewood Fingerboard, 1960 Jazz Bass “U” Shape and 9.5” (241mm) Radius
  • Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
  • Pickups: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge), Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Neck)
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Included: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
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