Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass 4-String Electric Bass Guitar - Olympic White


The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone. 

When Don Randall at Fender Sales requested a more sophisticated, high-end bass model, the now iconic Jazz Bass® was the result. The neck was narrower at the nut, providing a faster and more effortless feel and the sleek new body style mirrored the offset contoured style of the Jazzmaster®. By 1966, evolution of the instrument reached new heights with striking new features.

The American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass features a comfortable “U” shape hard rock maple neck, and it plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this J-Bass® is offered with white neck binding, pearl dots, two volume controls with master tone, matching painted headstock and 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard. The 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles, vintage-style “lollipop” tuners and Pure Vintage ‘66 Jazz Bass pickups deliver classic thump and style.

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

  • Serial Number: V2328136
  • Weight: 9.2lbs
  • Model #:  0190170805

Product Specs


  • American Vintage II
  • Right-Hand
  • US


  • Jazz Bass®
  • Maple
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • 1966 "U"
  • 4-Bolt
  • 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
  • White Pearloid Dot - 7mm
  • Black
  • 20
  • Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Bone
  • 1.5" (38.1 mm)
  • Bone


  • Alder
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Jazz Bass®
  • Alder


  • Pure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
  • Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
  • 5-Screw Vintage-Style
  • 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Black
  • Black Plastic
  • Nickel/Chrome
  • Pure Vintage ‘Lollipop’
  • Vintage-Style Disc
  • Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
  • 4-Bolt Serialized with "F" Logo
  • Vintage-Style


  • Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
  • Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
  • SS
  • Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • None


  • Vintage Tall
  • 34" (86.36 cm)


  • FB1225 Electric Bass Gig Bag, P/N 0991622406 (Not Included)


  • 2 Single-Coil

Collections: Electric Basses

Category: Electric Bass, Fender

Type: Bass