SOLD 1969 Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by smcgov, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. smcgov

    smcgov Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    Northshore Mass
    1969 jazz bass that someone sanded the finish off of, i thought it was a natural initially but am told it wasn't offered that year. I picked this up maybe a year ago, had it gone over by one of the top luthier's in Boston. Here is what I was told:

    • He installed a new nut as the original was cracked
    • The neck is straight and true dated June 1969 (happy bday dude), is a fast player and has blocks/binding
    • Pickup screws were replaced w/ new screws
    • One pickup is 1969, the other I've been told 1966
    • Original pickguard
    • Original case
    • Has rear pickup cover but not front
    • Weighs 9lbs 3oz
    Essentially all original but nut and pickup screws...he wasn't sure if one of the pickups was a replacement or if they used older stock in original build.


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  2. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I know in the 70s, they generally stamped under the pickups if it was a natural finish. Not sure before that.
  3. jebmd


    May 4, 2009
    Iona, Florida
    It’s hard to see on my phone. Two piece body?
  4. Acoop

    Acoop Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    Back in the 70's/80's I had a 68 Jazz with a serial 252558 and it was all original natural/wood finish. ... Dated on the (June?) 68. ... Good chance this was originally a wood finish. ... Have you tried dating the pots if they are original?
  5. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    On my phone it looks like a three piece.
    ErikP.Bass, Lowendtech and jebmd like this.
  6. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Very tempting ....
  7. smcgov

    smcgov Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    Northshore Mass
    I will get a pic of the pots tomorrow....I had the neck stamp pic and now can't find it so I will take another
  8. imdkoz


    Nov 16, 2006
    What are the condition of the frets and do you have any pics of the back of the neck? Thanks.
  9. smcgov

    smcgov Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    Northshore Mass
    i'm told pots are 1967
  10. audiorep2

    audiorep2 Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    Nova Scotia, Canada