The Fender Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960 and is still one of the milestones in the history of electrically amplified woofers. It was seen as an alternative to the then already ten-year-old, very successful Precision bass from the same company and soon outstripped its older brother with its tonal possibilities and comfortable playability.
Fender's Custom Shop makes instruments that reflect the spirit of the pioneering era, sometimes distinguished by one or the other modern feature. The 64 model is close to the original. Even the pickup and bridge cover made of sheet metal, which was part of the scope of delivery at the time, does not have to be dispensed with. Of course, bassists often found the parts to be a hindrance to modern playing techniques and simply unscrewed them. Due to its construction, this type of instrument is considered an all-rounder that can handle almost any genre without any problems.
The vintage pickups emit a warm basic tone, which can turn into a nasty growl depending on the setting. The finish has aged a little more, while the neck has been spared to some extent. The surface feels silky and conveys exactly the playing feel for which the jazz bass became famous.
A case with extensive accessories is a matter of course for instruments from the Custom Shop.
- Body: alder
- Neck: roasted maple, quartersawn quadruple-bolted
- Neck profile: 60s jazz bass U
- Fingerboard: ebony
- Radius: 9,5-16" compound
- inlays: white plastic dots
- Frets: 20x American Vintage 45085
- scale length: 864 mm
- Pickups: 2x Handwound 75 Jazz Bass Relic
- controls: 2x 60's J-Bass Volume/ Tone Stack
- Hardware colour: nickel, aged
- Bridge: Standard P/ J Bass, reliced
- Machine heads: Vintage Bass Open Gear, reliced
- Finish: Burgundy Mist Metallic
- incl. case
- Made in USA
Neck & Fretboard
34'' (Longscale Bass)
Colour & Finish
Purple / Purple
Scope of Delivery