1966 CAR Fender Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by funkyshifty, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. funkyshifty


    Jun 6, 2003
    This is a rare transition 1966 Jazz that has been lovingly restored to it's original splendor!!

    Why refinish an old J bass you ask.....well a (insert bad word) previous owner thought it would be a good idea to refinish the bass himself with stain and a brush applied clear coat...ughhh. enough said

    The Candy Apple Red Nitro finish (done to exact same specs as factory 1966), the frets and the pickguard are the restoration work done by George Furlinetto of F BASS, who is one of the best in the business but I'm sure if you are a TB'er ...you already know that!

    The rest of the bass is all original and features:

    Original Rare bound & dotted fingerboard
    Original Rare "lollypop" tuners
    Original Pre - CBS pickups
    Original Pots dated to late 1965

    Everything you would expect from a 1966 jazz! The neck feels incredible and the bass is a very comfortable 8.75 lbs

    I am asking $5000
    Please no trade offers (tax bill put this up for sale!!)
  2. tlvernon


    Jan 26, 2011
    Columbus OH
    Absolutely beautiful
  3. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    nice piece!
  4. Zootsuitbass


    Mar 13, 2011
    Original Pre - CBS pickups????????
  5. flewis

    flewis Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    Just Beautiful!!! I wish I had a spare $5000! :)
  6. funkyshifty


    Jun 6, 2003
    yes, apparently Fender used to have large supplies of parts that they would draw from and that is why sometimes not all parts on the basses match the year of production. When George (furlinetto) did the work on the bass, he recognized ( based on the bobbin design or wire...not my area of expertise) that they were a pre CBS NOS set from earlier than 1966 and informed me on that. The way he described it was" they were an older set that was probably in the bottom of a big box of pickups that took a few years to use up".The pots also date earlier than the basses' production date
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  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Where are you/the bass located?

    I am hoping Ontario if George did the work....

  9. bass_snake

    bass_snake Inactive

    Aug 13, 2008
    Stouffville, Ontario
    I love the lollypop tuners. :bassist:

  10. funkyshifty


    Jun 6, 2003
    Hi, I am in Winnipeg, MB
  11. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    Who did the refinish? It looks really well done!
  12. funkyshifty


    Jun 6, 2003
    George Furlinetto (F Bass) did all of the restoration work
  13. niknok

    niknok Guest

    Oct 12, 2011
    definitely a beauty!!!
  14. funkyshifty


    Jun 6, 2003
    Sold to Lindsay, thanks!!