Like your basses au naturel? This Fender Jazz Bass from 1974 might be for you.
This bass surely possesses the ‘funk’(we make no excuses for this statement). This bass is so evocative of the period, putting you in mind of players such as Larry Graham or Bootsy Collins. Combining a natural Ash finish with the binding, block inlays and seemingly endless chrome really makes for an eye-catching package.
This bass has been well cared for. As you can see from the pictures there is hardly any fade and both the front and back of the body are free of any real wear. It is truly near MINT!
The back of the stunning maple neck is wear free due, in no small part, to the polyester finish and shows no signs of use. It feels very comfortable to play, the fretboard being in wonderful shape and the frets have plenty of life left in them.
The pick guard, knobs and pickup covers are in great shape as is the hardware. Included is also the original owners manual, hang tag and the original receipt from 1974 together with the original owners HP (Hire Purchase) agreement he used to buy this.
The electronics are all correct for the period, including 1974 pots and plastic wiring. Interestingly this bass has both a grey bottom and black bottom pickup. This is not unusual for 1974 (we have seen this on Strats) as no parts were wasted at Fullerton.
The bass comes with the original black tolex hardshell case it was sold in, at the store in 1974.
This instrument is a pleasure to play. Plugged in there are all those touch points we’ve come to look for in a good jazz bass smooth neck pickup that’s not too woolly whilst the neck pickup just growls. Combining the two brings a wide palette of tones.
If you’re looking for that killer bass to set off the collection, this surely is the one for you. You won’t even need the wide lapels and flared suit pants…..