American Vintage '64 Jazz Bass®

Model #: 0191020800

  • Color
    3-Color Sunburst
  • Fingerboard Material
    Round-Laminated Rosewood
$2,249.99
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Vintage 1964 Jazz Bass Style

For the bassist who craves pure vintage Fender style, the American Vintage series presents original-era model year basses built with meticulous attention to accurate details, bringing Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life.

If you prize the Jazz Bass and love the 1960s, this bass was made for you. Only four years after its introduction, the Jazz Bass had made major inroads into rock and pop music worldwide and was really coming into its own as a sleek and singing must-have instrument. Built using original tooling and based on actual 1964 models we tracked down, the U.S.-made American Vintage '64 Jazz Bass returns you to that great era and that great instrument.

Features
  • Slimmer neck with “C”-shaped profile
  • Round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with clay-colored dot inlays
  • Specially voiced pickups
  • Auxiliary strap button on back of headstock
  • Lower-mounted finger rest
  • Reverse tuners
  • Chrome pickup and “F”-stamped bridge covers
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American Vintage \'64 Jazz Bass®

  • Highlights

    Flash-Coat Lacquer Finish
    Flash-Coat Lacquer Finish

    The term flash-coat lacquer refers specifically to the quickly applied thin and final "flash" of topcoat lacquer applied to most American Vintage instruments. The composition and method of application for this finish layer lets an instrument "breathe" with a more natural resonance, and imparts a more authentically vintage appearance.

    Newly Voiced American Vintage Pickups
    Newly Voiced American Vintage Pickups

    American Vintage instruments feature specially voiced pickups meticulously researched and crafted to reproduce the authentic design, voice and performance of specific instruments from individual model years in the 1950, ’60s and ’70s. Their superior sound and style is one of the defining hallmarks of the American Vintage series.

    Period Correct Neck Shape
    Period Correct Neck Shape

    This instrument’s "C" neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) is sculpted to the most accurate period-correct spec possible, imparting an authentic vintage playing feel straight from the individual model year. The most prevalent neck profile shape, it’s remarkably comfortable and is ideal for all playing styles.

    Bone Nut
    Bone Nut

    A string nut fashioned from bone contributes to superior tone and performance, not to mention being an authentic original-era Fender design element. Many players consider bone string nuts more "organic" sounding, with tonal quality unmatched by string nuts made using synthetic materials.

    "Round-Lam" Rosewood Fingerboard
    "Round-Lam" Rosewood Fingerboard

    Fender introduced "round-lam" (short for round-laminated) rosewood fingerboards in the early 1960s as a new method of attaching smooth-playing and attractive rosewood fingerboards—in a thin, rounded veneer-like form—to sturdy maple necks. In look, sound and feel, it’s a classic Fender design element still widely used today on many contemporary and vintage-style instruments.

    Period-Correct Cases and Ephemera
    Period-Correct Cases and Ephemera

    American Vintage instruments are complemented by cases that are every bit as vintage-authentic as the guitars and basses they so stylishly contain, accompanied by a fascinating wealth of in-case reproduction extras and accessories, such as straps, cables, polishing cloths, wiring kits, bridge covers, owner’s manuals and more.

  • Specs

    Accessories
    • Case/Gig Bag
      Vintage Blonde (Orange Interior)
    Body
    • Body Material
      Alder
    • Body Finish
      Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
    • Body Shape
      Jazz Bass®
    Electronics
    • Bridge Pickup
      American Vintage '64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
    • Neck Pickup
      American Vintage '64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
    • Controls
      Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
    • Switching
      None
    • Configuration
      SS
    Hardware
    • Bridge
      4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Threaded Steel "Barrel" Saddles
    • Hardware Finish
      Nickel/Chrome
    • Tuning Machines
      New American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear
    • Pickguard
      4-Ply Tortoiseshell
    • Control Knobs
      Black Plastic
    • Neck Plate
      4-Bolt Serialized
    Miscellaneous
    • Strings
      Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
    • Other Features
      Mounted Chrome Pickup and "F" Bridge Cover with Vintage Accurate Positioning, Lower Mounted Finger Rest, Clay- Colored Dot Position Inlays, Auxiliary Strap Button on Back of Headstock
    • Legal Notice
      Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
    Neck
    • Neck Material
      Maple
    • Neck Finish
      Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
    • Neck Shape
      "C" Shape
    • Scale Length
      34" (864 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material
      Round-Laminated Rosewood
    • Fingerboard Radius
      7.25" (184.1 mm)
    • Number of Frets
      20
    • Fret Size
      Vintage-Style
    • Nut Material
      Bone
    • Nut Width
      1.48" (37.59 mm)
    • Position Inlays
      Pearloid Dots
    • Truss Rod
      Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Support