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1961 Olympic White Fender Jazz Bass For Sale

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by kraigg007, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. kraigg007


    Jul 29, 2003
    Gainesville, FL
    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 didn’t see anything even close to this bass in quality, condition, or vintage year.

    For more information email me at:


    for more info or pictures.
  2. kraigg007


    Jul 29, 2003
    Gainesville, FL
    If you can's see the pictures, try the following steps:

    1) Right Click on the picture x box.
    2) Click on properties
    3) Copy the address of the pictures.
    4) Paste the address in the search box of your web browser.
    5) Press return key or go

    You should be able to see the pictures.

    If this fails email me at bcworship2@aol.com and I will get you photos.

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  4. I'll trade you my soul. And Behringer compressor for this :D

    :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: *

    *being poor
  5. kraigg007


    Jul 29, 2003
    Gainesville, FL
    If you still can't see the pictures,

    1) I hate webphotos.

    2) Email me at bcworship2@aol.com and I will send you detailed photos.

    3) Sorry.

  6. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
  7. kraigg007


    Jul 29, 2003
    Gainesville, FL
    The price of the 61 Jazz Olympic white is $13,500.00

    The price of the Sunburst 62 Jazz is $9850.00.

    They are both great basses with no issues.