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60th Anniversary Jazz Bass®

Model #: 0170269881
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Fender® basses changed music forever with the introduction of the electric bass, first with the revolutionary Precision Bass® and then again in 1960 with the Jazz Bass®.

Following the P Bass® was no easy task. With its new stylish and comfortable offset body, versatile dual pickup setup and playable slim neck profile, the Jazz Bass took Fender forward into the Sixties. It would go on to become one of the most widely used instruments of all time – featuring on classic recordings from jazz, funk, soul, and blues to classic rock and heavy metal.

Sixty years later, we’re proud to celebrate that timeless design with a limited run Jazz Bass that captures the touch, tone and magic of the original.

The 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass honors and elevates the original design. Two Pure Vintage ‘62 pickups deliver the bell-clear highs and deep, musical low-end that make the J-Bass® a staple for any genre. A pair of concentric volume and tone controls allow complete command over the blend and character of each pickup – a feature first found on the very earliest J-Bass models from 1960 to 1962. Other features include an alder body and maple neck with a bound rosewood fingerboard, bone nut, vintage-correct 7.25” radius, vintage tall frets, and a fast and comfortable '60s “U” profile. The lacquer finish in Arctic Pearl is complemented by the tortoiseshell pickguard, white binding on the neck and matching headcap, making the 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass an unforgettable modern classic. Also included are a deluxe vintage-style case with 60th anniversary embroidery and certificate of authenticity.

Available in limited quantities for 2020 only.

Features

  • Alder body with lacquer finish
  • Pure Vintage '62 Jazz Bass pickups
  • “U” shaped neck with vintage tall frets and 7.25” radius
  • American Original Bridge with smooth slotted saddles
  • American Original tuning machines
LACQUER FINISH
LACQUER FINISH

The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.

PURE VINTAGE ‘62 JAZZ BASS PICKUPS
PURE VINTAGE ‘62 JAZZ BASS PICKUPS

Specially voiced ’62-style Jazz Bass pickups reproduce the authentic early 60s Fender sound.

60S “U” NECK SHAPE
60S “U” NECK SHAPE

This Jazz Bass features a “U”-shaped neck profile delivered straight from the ‘60s to your hands. Remarkably comfortable, it suits any playing style.

VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII
VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII

Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.

VINTAGE-CORRECT HARDWARE
VINTAGE-CORRECT HARDWARE

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of hardware is just like the original.

ANNIVERSARY NECK PLATE AND EMBROIDERED CASE
ANNIVERSARY NECK PLATE AND EMBROIDERED CASE

Commemorative neck plate and embroidered case celebrate 60 years of the Jazz Bass.

Body
  • Body Material
    Alder
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape
    Jazz Bass®
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Binding
    1-Ply White
  • Neck Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape
    '60s "U"
  • Scale Length
    34" (86.36 cm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius
    7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    20
  • Fret Size
    Vintage Tall
  • Nut Material
    Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.5" (38.1 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    White Pearloid Dot
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    Pure Vintage ‘62 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
  • Neck Pickup
    Pure Vintage ‘62 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
  • Controls
    Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Switching
    None
  • Configuration
    SS
Hardware
  • Bridge
    4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
  • Hardware Finish
    Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Pure Vintage Reverse Open-gear
  • Pickguard
    4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs
    Knurled Dome-Style
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Vintage-Style Deluxe Hardshell with Embroidered 60th Anniversary Logo