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1972 Fender Jazz what is going on with the neck by the nut?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Arnie, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Arnie


    May 14, 2005
    Kingston, NY
  2. ms1369


    Feb 16, 2008
    chicago burbs
    In the headstock picture you can see the start of the block
    inlay, is that what you're seeing?
  3. Its a Blocked & Bound neck, the neck itself is maple, but it has black blocks and trim on it. I am not sure what they are made out of
  4. Arnie


    May 14, 2005
    Kingston, NY
    I am sorry, YES it was the first block.. at first glance I assumed rosewood and saw the maple and dark wood which was the block.. Again sorry..
  5. stringtapper


    Jun 24, 2009
    Denton, TX
    They were doing the painted on truss access holes on the headstock in '72?
  6. Painted? No, it's a wooden (walnut I guess, or shedua) plug, like used in the fifties.
  7. stringtapper


    Jun 24, 2009
    Denton, TX
    Oh I see. Ha, I always thought they were painted on to the newer basses to make it look like it had an access hole because I thought the older basses had the truss access at the headstock. So I guess not? Need to read up on the history and construction of these basses.
  8. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    A close up from my '72 Jazz

  9. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    My '73 Jazz (maple board with black inlays) looks the same.

    Truss rod access is at the body.

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