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For Sale 1972 Fender Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by jsbarber, Mar 12, 2016.


  1. jsbarber

    jsbarber

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    Price:
    $2750
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    California
    I bought this instrument used in 1976 while I was still in high school. Considering that 40 years have gone by it has had relatively little use and is in great condition. It has not been refinished. The serial number dating documents that I have seen attribute the serial number 374XXX as a 72 or 73, but the neck date stamp clearly shows SEP72. The frets have been filed on this bass. In the early years Fender used the smaller "vintage" frets, but at some point switched to larger fret wire. Not everyone liked the larger fret wire and it was not uncommon for the frets to be filed down. The buyer can determine if they wish to keep the original frets or have it re-fretted. Personally, I would play it as is. I do not have the pickup covers or thumb rest, but I do have the original white pick guard. I will accept wire transfer payment. No international sales. Buyer pays actual shipping costs and insurance.

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  2. beautiful!!
     
  3. rbeck47

    rbeck47 Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    SE Wisconsin
    Now for the question people always ask - how much does it weigh?
    Original case included?
     
  4. jsbarber

    jsbarber

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    According to my digital bathroom scale, it comes in at 9.6 lb.
    It does not come with the original case, but will come in a hard case that is in good condition.
     
  5. jsbarber

    jsbarber

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    I'm buying a new bass and am motivated to sell this one, and have dropped the price. It's hard to let it go after all these years but it will make someone very, very happy.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2016
  6. Benny Munoz...Neat! Good luck with the sale!
     
  7. jsbarber

    jsbarber

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    Must be your uncle or something! I think that, back in the day, the folks that made these instruments took a lot of pride in their work.
     
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  8. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California
    "A good bassist determines the direction of any band." - Ron Carter
    Body wood - alder or ash?
     
  9. jsbarber

    jsbarber

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    The body wood is Ash.
     
  10. jsbarber

    jsbarber

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    Someone was asking whether any parts have been changed. I bought this in '76 and it was like new. As far as I know the original owner did not change anything. I have always considered everything to be original (other than the pickguard, as stated above.) I have taken some pictures of the pots. I'll load them below. Two of the pots have 032367 304-7239 stamped on the bottom, the one in the middle has 032367 304-7222 stamped on the side. I'm not sure why they're different, as I believe the all say 250K.
     
  11. jsbarber

    jsbarber

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
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  12. jsbarber

    jsbarber

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
  13. Hi Jim
    love this bass
    I am in San Diego - Encinitas coastal.
    Any chance I could meet you?
    Thanks!
    Rob
     
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  14. jsbarber

    jsbarber

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    Rob was able to put together a trade deal on another jazz before we could get together, so this bass is still available.
     

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