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For Sale 1966 Fender Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by DC3, May 19, 2017.


  1. DC3

    DC3 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Atlanta
    Price:
    $3400
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Georgia
    IMG_2197.JPG 1966 Fender Jazz Bass for sale
    66 STUFF:
    Neck (straight, no twists, truss rod works fine.Excellent Frets! No breaks in the binding)
    Very small hairline crack behind E string tuner does not go through to the other side and effects nothing. Screw hole drilled in front of headstock between e and a string, probably for a string retainer button.
    Body: (refinished.wear below strings, between neck Pickup and neck prior to refin
    Wear in body after refin above strings between Pickups is visible in photos. some nicks)
    Tuners
    Neck Pickup
    All Electronics, plate, jack and knobs
    Neck Plate
    Buttons


    THE NEWER STUFF:
    Bridge (new vintage style w ridges as opposed to single groove)
    Lindy Fralin bridge pickup

    Weight: just under 8 3/4 lbs

    Sound: Amazing

    $3,400 Shipped and Insured
    Conus
     

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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2017
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    very cool. Good luck with it!!
     
  3. that fingerboard shot is a stark reminder not all rosewood is created equal
     
  4. winterburn69

    winterburn69

    Jan 27, 2008
    Saskatchewan
    Very very odd wear pattern.

    Amazing looking bass though.
     
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  5. vgbassman

    vgbassman Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2016
    NJ
    Please help me understand what is it about the fingerboard that I don't see/notice...
     
  6. DC3

    DC3 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Atlanta
    Darker color maybe?
     
  7. vgbassman

    vgbassman Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2016
    NJ
    I have a 66 jazz (all original) and the fingerboard looks very similar... nice dark rosewood... really love that bass and it sounds amazing...
    So tempted to buy another... but too expensive :(
     
  8. DC3 right on the point. That rosewood looks completely different to that the rosewood that you'd see on production basses nowadays. i'm not an expert on the topic but i think it would associate it with the higher grade kind (dalbergia negra ?). And since r/w has recently been classified as endangered specie it will make it even harder even for the common kind to use as fretboard material.
     
  9. really classy bass.

    good luck!
     
  10. japhy4529

    japhy4529 this is only a test... Supporting Member

    Case?
     
  11. DC3

    DC3 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Atlanta
    It has a molded fender case that I bought for shipping it.
     
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  12. john allemond

    john allemond Supporting Member

    That rosewood reminds me of the back and side wood on Martin Guitars from the same period.
    Nice bass....
     
  13. DC3

    DC3 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Atlanta
    Thanks!