The Fender American Original 60s Jazz Bass Guitar rekindles the sophisticated style of the original 1960's release. Favoured by working bassists due to its tonal versatility and exceptional appointments, the Jazz Bass has been an inspiration to players across all genres for decades. The American Original 60s Jazz Bass is supplied with a vintage-style hardshell case, getting you from home to gigs in style.
The Jazz Bass body shape was designed to offer sublime playability for professional bassists in gigging show bands. Thanks to the offset waist, the body can rest on the knee whilst still offering the same playing position as when standing. The slender body depth is partnered by gently bevelled edges to establish a snug feel, whilst the deep double-cutaway allows your fretting hand to reach the highest frets with ease.
The American Original '60s model is built using alder, a lightweight and tonally balanced wood that lends itself well to the Jazz Bass' playability and versatility. The mid- to low-end energy rumbles along nicely, whilst the upper-mids pop out with an enthusiastic punch that gives your pops and slaps a snappy articulation.
Slim '60s "C" profile
Joined firmly to the body is a solid and durable maple neck, which is shaped to the slim '60s "C" shape that encourages a lightning playability. Combined with the 9.5-inch fingerboard radius, the design affords a highly agile playing feel. The round-laminated rosewood fingerboard is designed to produce warmer notes with a smoother character. Vintage clay dot position inlays complement the visual aesthetic beautifully, whilst providing a stylish navigational aid.
Pure Vintage pickups
The Fender American Original 60s Jazz Bass is equipped with a pair of Pure Vintage '64 single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, fitted in the middle and bridge positions. Designed to match the originals as faithfully as possible, these period-correct beauties are meticulously crafted to produce the same awesome tones of the 60s model. Whatever style of music you wish to tackle, sublime tones are never far away.
The headstock is home to pure vintage reverse open-gear tuning machines, which work dutifully to preserve tuning integrity whilst the bone nut upholds tension for a consistent playing feel. The strings meet the body via the 4-saddle vintage-style bridge with threaded steel saddles, which anchors each one securely for optimised intonation and sustain throughout the most demanding of performances.
Manufacturer Fender Model American Original 60s Jazz Bass Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple No. of Frets 20 Fingerboard Material Round-Laminated Rosewood Pickup Configuration SS Pickups Pure Vintage ‘64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass Bridge Hard Tail Bridge/Tailpiece 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles Position Inlays Vintage Clay Dot Active/Passive Passive Tuners Pure Vintage Reverse Open-gear Controls Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone Included Accessories Vintage-Style Hardshell
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