The item I have for sale is a truly rare 1961 Fender Jazz Bass in Olympic White. The bass appears to be more Blond than White, but is not see-thru. The bass has a cream (not yellow) appearance due to the aging process, but under the pickguard the bass is olympic white. The bass is 100% original with untouched solder points. This is a rare early custom order bass as it is Olympic White with a mint green pickguard. This is also one of the first basses that was made with 3 knobs (instead of the stack knobs). There are several 1961 basses that I have seen that are 3 knobers, but this has the earliest serial number. Again this bass was not a pieced together bass it came from the factory with everything described. It has the following features: Maple Neck with Slab Rosewood fingerboard dated 9-60, original reverse tuners, original decal, original mint green guard that is in great shape, original Olympic White unfaded finish, original black bobbin pickups, original pots dated 304 6114, original cloth wires, original solders, original bridge, all original screws, original knobs, original chrome covers, original thumbrest, original neck plate with serial number 675XX (last digits will be revealed to the new owner), original strap buttons, and original 1961 brown tolex case with burnt orange or yellow interior. The bass is in 8.75 out of 10 condition and the case is in 9.5 out of 10 condition. Both are in rare great shape for their age. The back of the bass has some minor buckle rash worn down to the white undercoat but not down to the wood. There are some areas on the edges of the bass where wood shows, but this bass looks and plays great. The bass sounds incredible. It is the best sounding jazz pre-cbs jazz bass that I have heard. The action on the bass is low with no fret buzz or dead spots. It has beautiful harmonics that make doing all the Jaco tricks easy. The bass is lightweight for a Jazz bass, approximately 9.0 lbs. The neck on this bass is pure butter. The clay dot neck is adjustable and has no issues. It is the perfect neck for a jazz bass. The bass has never been refretted or modified in any way. No stories just a truly special bass that would retail for more than $17,000 anywhere else. It is rare to see a bass as rare as this come up for auction or go up for sale, so jump on it while you can. Email me for photos of this incredible bass. Email me if you have any questions. You will not find a straighter or finer example of a pre-cbs custom color slab board jazz bass. I attended the Dallas Guitar show and didnt see anything even close to this bass in quality, condition, or vintage year. For more information email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or pictures.