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SOLD FS: 1973 Fender Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JerBear80, Apr 1, 2014.


  1. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Price:
    $2650
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I've listed this one a few times, but I always end up deciding to keep it. Not this time, as much as I love this bass, it is time to find it a new home.

    1973 Fender Jazz Bass, serial # 507xxx. I picked it up years ago from Willies American Guitars in Minneapolis. This a great example of a 70's Fender Jazz. Its sounds great and plays fantastic IMHO. 8.8lbs on my digital bathroom scale. Its one of the easier playing basses I own, the neck is straight and action is nice and low. It looks like two of the springs on the bridge were changed at some point, and its missing the neck pu cover, so I'd say its about 98% original. Its in pretty good shape for a 40 year old bass, but there's some honest playing wear. The finish is worn thru in a few spots, but they're pretty small. There are some scratches on the back, but they don't break the surface, and there's a few dings on the end of the headstock. Someone put a thumb rest over the bridge pu and tightened it down pretty hard because it left an imprint. The OHSC is in good shape too, one latch is broken, but I'm looking into getting it fixed. I'm asking $2650 shipped & insured CONUS via Paypal. I'm willing to ship it internationally, but the buyer pays all shipping costs.

    I'm not really looking for trades, but a Fullerton RI jazz + cash could tempt me.

    More detailed pics here: http://s204.photobucket.com/user/jerwit1980/library/1973 Jazz?
    sort=2&page=1#


    Update: 9/23/14- I've got the jazz on consignment at a local shop. It's still for sale here, I just won't be bumping the thread while it's there. Pm me if you're interested or have any questions.

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    Last edited: Nov 15, 2014
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  2. rbutler2

    rbutler2

    Dec 12, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Pretty nice, I'm a fellow Twin Cities guy and had almost the same bass, I ended up parting with it a year or two ago, but this one looks pretty damn clean. Good luck with the sale.
     
  3. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Thanks, it's definitely one of the good ones
     
  4. drums1977

    drums1977 Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2008
    Malaga
    Hi,

    I have a stunning us lakland 44-51. Building quality is better than fender CS. One piece swampash body, birdseye maple fingerboard. Seethrough blond finish. A real beauty. Nutwidth is 1'675, right in between a j and a p. I could offer that playtime cash. Here she is.

    http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/roquefort2000/library/US Lakland 44-51?sort=4&page=1
     
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  6. drums1977

    drums1977 Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2008
    Malaga
    Sorry about this, I still don't know how to use the bloody android app!! XD
     
  7. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Thanks for the offer, but I'd prefer something with a rw board
     
  8. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Getting some trade offers but nothings panned out yet
     
  9. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Trade update: I've decided to try my hand at assembling a P bass, so the only trade I'd be interested in is a Fullerton ri jazz+cash
     
  10. JeffplaysBass

    JeffplaysBass Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    Mass
  11. Osztertag2112

    Osztertag2112

    Jan 27, 2013
    Man even the headstock is gorgeous!!!
     
  12. I'm curious - what is it about the RI that' you like more than this bass?
     
  13. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Thanks, there's a bit of birdseye scattered around the whole neck, looks pretty sharp.
     
  14. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    This is a great playing and sounding bass, but I just prefer the feel of the early 60's j & p basses. I haven't actually played a Fullerton j, but I have a RI P that I love, so I'm familiar with what they were doing at the time. I've played a few real ones, they were really nice, but I can't really afford the price tag. Since the Fullerton stuff is very close to the real in terms of playability and feel, I decided to try and find one.
     
  15. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    America! Bump yeah!
     
  16. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    ttt...I'm thinking about giving this thread a rest, or maybe listing it on reverb, but it'll be available to tber's as long as the thread is open
     
  17. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
  18. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
  19. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
  20. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    The jazz is now on consignment at a local shop. It's still for sale here, I just won't be bumping the thread while it's there. Pm me if you're interested.
     
  21. JerBear80

    JerBear80 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Eden Prairie, MN
    I'd really like find a new home for one. Final price drop to $2650 shipped.