Stop staring and read on... This is a classic, early 1966 JB with the favoured combination of bound neck, dot inlays and those tasty lollipop tuners.
If block inlays are not your thing but your not adverse to some binding on your bass then this 1966 Fender Jazz Bass is for you!
The is bass has definitely not lived under the bed. All over there are signs of used, though its not been abused. The top has worn between the covers where you’d expect from being played and there are marks around the edge. Having said that the colour it still strong and the yellow has deepened. The back too shows signs of use but again this is not extensive.
The note worthy feature of this bass is that the combination of binding, dot markers and ‘Lollypop’ tuners was only seen on Jazz basses for a few months between 1965 and 1966. The neck date of this bass indicates it was made in January of 1966 and is a classic version of this bass.
The neck has worn comfortable sheen in places. Again there are not dinks just wear to the the lacquer. The frets have plenty of life left. The headstock does have a little cigarette burn but other wise is in good shape. The hardware is in good condition with only a little corrosion evident on the neck pickup cover.
Plastics are in good shape with little or no shrinkage to the guard. Electronically everything is correct and all solder joints look untouched.
The bass comes with its correct Fender black tolex hardshell case which is also in very nice condition.
Sonically this bass is fantastic. The neck pickup has so much body never gets too muddy whilst the bridge cuts through with that all important JB growl Together the tone takes on a little more of a scooped feel that brings out a more mellow side to the bass.
A unique piece of Fender history that has steered clear of the modders and looks killer to boot. What are you waiting for?
We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed and tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers, by appointment only, at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.
ATB Guitars (By appointment Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom
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