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1962 Fender Jazz Bass All Original

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by D Bopp, Jan 16, 2013.


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  1. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

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    This is an all original 1962 Fender Jazz bass. It's the absolute most comfortable bass I've ever played. I have it strung with Thomastik Infeld flats, and it just sings.
    I have the opportunity to buy back one of my basses from a friend, and unfortunately, need to part with this beauty.
    Everything is original on the bass. There are two things that I should note about it. The solder joints have been re applied.
    The other is that the original decal does not say Jazz Bass. If you look closely, the logo was clipped. It's definitely original, but for some reason, that is how it is.
    Comes with original case and pickup/bridge covers.
    Weighs about 9 pounds.
    Please email me with any questions you may have

    $9,000 shipped

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  2. Low Class

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    slab or laminate board?
  3. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

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    Curved board

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  4. timcan

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    nice bass))
  5. Jumpno

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    If I had 9 grand, this is what I would spend it on. Nice bass! I am VERY jealous.
  6. dave79

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    Slab refers to the bottom of the rosewood not the radius on top. Looks like slab to me from the photo. Also, and now I'm getting picky, it's a laminate neck as in two pieces makes it up but the fingerboard, like all others, is a single piece of wood. Incredible bass.
  7. Low Class

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    It's not a slab. It's referred to as a laminate or curve board. It's called laminate because the rosewood is the same thickness across the board and the has the same radius on top as well as where it glues to the maple. Slab is a much thicker peice of rosewood and is a straight cut where the rosewood meets the maple. If it were a slab board it would be worth about 3k more than he's asking.
  8. dave79

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  9. notejung

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  10. extreme

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    dave79, how about you check google yourself? It's clearly 100% a veneer rosewood fingerboard, not a slab. If you've ever seen these in the flesh it's very obvious.
  11. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

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    It's just looks flat to me from the photo(as I originally said), but as I said I could be wrong, usually the nut penetrates into the rosewood on slabs so really that was my main hesitation. Thanks for assuming that I don't own both pre-CBS slab and "veneer" Fenders, you are wrong on both counts. Also thanks for suggesting I check Google myself when I provide a link from Google, really intelligent discourse...even for this late at night.
    Unsubscribed. GLWTS D Bopp...and if you have any interest in trade for a mint $14k Ritter ;)
  12. Rockin Mike

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    It has a USB port?
  13. SBsoundguy

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    The design was ahead of its time.:D

    Gorgeous bass.
  14. One Drop

    One Drop Supporting Member

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    Beautiful bass, I really like it. Definitely a curve board and not a slab, don't see where the controversy is.
  15. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

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    It's a curved board, just like I mentioned in my original reply. On a slab board, the rosewood would run straight across, slightly through the truss rod screw.
  16. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

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    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Nice price too.

    Fender was very inconsistent in the pre-CBS days but I thought I read that slab rosewood was done until sometime in 1963 and then veneer.

    Also, I've seen pre-CBS slabs that were very thin and others that were thicker but I've never seen a so called thick slab like over an 1/8".

    Once again, Fender was very inconsistent in those days. Could that be why the decal is clipped? Strange!

    Good luck! Your price is very fair and look at that case!!!!!! WOW!
  17. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

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    Mid '62 is when they went to the curve board.
  18. bikeplate

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    Laminate board. This is a slab ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358429953.016176.jpg
  19. thisSNsucks

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    love those holes for the mutes!
  20. D Bopp

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    On hold pending payment

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