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SOLD 1983 Fender Jazz Bass - S8 Serial Number, Dots and Binding, Sunburst Finish

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by hrbassji, Dec 16, 2017.


  1. hrbassji

    hrbassji Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Price:
    $1150
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Illinois
    Here we have a transition-era, all original 1983 Fender Jazz Bass (Neck is stamped 3-1-83). It has an S8 serial number neck with binding, a maple fret board, and dots. The nut is 1.5” and the neck is very comfortable to play. The body is ash with a 3-color sunburst finish. Pickups are at 70s spacing. This bass has great sustain and growl. It’s really close to a Geddy Lee Jazz sound.

    Two unique features of this bass are it’s 4-bolt neck joint and the truss rod adjustment is at the heel.

    The neck is straight and the frets have almost zero wear on them. Truss rod works very well. Action is fast and low. The body has some nicks and player wear, as does the neck, but nothing that affects playing. I tried to show all of this in the pictures.

    Price: $1,150 shipped w/ HSC
    (Just setup with DR Sunbeams!)

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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
    armybass, DJJazzV, Gorn and 3 others like this.
  2. basmansam

    basmansam

    Feb 11, 2005
    Vermont
    Nice bass. What’s the weight?
     
    Zemak likes this.
  3. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it

    Oct 31, 2006
    AMERICA
    now that's a unique vintage Fender
     
  4. hrbassji

    hrbassji Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Any takers?
     
  5. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    Would you be interested in a trade ?
     
  6. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Groovy. I dig these dotted ones more than the block inlay ones.
     
  7. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    wow!
     
  8. hrbassji

    hrbassji Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Happy New Year Guys!
     
  9. RobTheRiot

    RobTheRiot

    Aug 31, 2016
    las Vegas, nv
    I’m not a Fender fanboy, but that there is a beautiful bass!!
    Which I could even consider taking it off your hands, but at this point all I can do is say thanks for the bass porn, and best of luck w/ the sale!!
     
  10. hrbassji

    hrbassji Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks man!
     
  11. hrbassji

    hrbassji Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Price drop!
     
  12. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9

    Sep 1, 2007
    Arizona
    These blow away the 70's models
     
  13. hrbassji

    hrbassji Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Willing to hear offers
     
  14. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Dang that sucker even looks great without the guard!
     
  15. hrbassji

    hrbassji Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    It’s a great piece of ash
     
    Bruiser Stone and two fingers like this.
  16. hrbassji

    hrbassji Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Price drop!
     
  17. ricksvintage

    ricksvintage Supporting Member Commercial User

    Super Nice and Cool!
    She's a Big Girl at 11 lbs but I ain't skeered of no big girl , all my '70's Girls were big:)
    Possible Trades?
     
  18. hrbassji

    hrbassji Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Sorry, still only looking for cash
     
  19. hrbassji

    hrbassji Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Last price drop! About to buy a house so please help a brother out!
     
  20. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Cedar Rapids Iowa
    Wish I could. They was made just a touch after my 18th birthday. If it wasn't tax season I'd seriously be interested. I just can't do it right now.