Fender 1977 Jazz Bass - Black VINTAGE

Fender

This is a beautiful example of a Fender Jazz Bass built in 1977 during the Fender CBS era. Everything on this instrument appears to be original and in good condition. There are some serious finish cracks on the front and back of the body (see photos). Hardshell case included (original).
  • Offset Double Cutaway Alder Body
  • Bolt-On Maple Neck
  • 20 Fret Maple Fingerboard
  • Block Inlays
  • Four On One Side Tuners
  • Fixed Bridge With String Mutes
  • Two J Style Pickups
  • Two Concentric (V, Tone) Controls
  • Black Pick Guard 
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Black Finish
  • Original Hardshell Case
  • Serial Number: S736468
  • Weight:  10.2lbs

The Fender Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960 as a higher-end alternative to the Precision Bass with closer string spacing, a thinner neck profile at the nut, and two punchy single-coil pickups. The Jazz Bass evolved in a number of subtle ways throughout the 60s with major changes coming during the CBS Fender buyout of 1965. By 1971, Fender offered updated fingerboard options including maple with block inlays.

F Series - CBS Era 1965 - 1981

After the CBS purchase of Fender in 1965, the factory switched to a new serial sequence with numbers that continued the same general format used prior to the takeover. These are generally referred to as F series due the large Fender branded F on the neckplates of the era. This period also saw a switch from the orginal four-bolt neckplate of the '60s to a three-bolt neckplate in just one example of cost-saving costs introduced under CBS.

 


Collections: Electric Basses, Vintage

Category: Electric Bass, Fender, Vintage

Type: Bass