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Best looking jazz bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Guinness20, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Had a look around and haven't seen another thread like this. i think jazz basses are about as pretty a bass as you can get.

    Personally, for me block inlays are an absolute killer! These two basses with inlays look pretty tasty to me! :bassist: We're talking just aesthetics, what jazz bass do you think looks the best?


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  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Everyone will of course be partial to their own bass, there's a reason we picked it, right? ;)

    Clean simple is my thing. I like the very traditional sunburst and tortoise combination, but most of all this look

  3. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    What?? No surf green??
  4. Had to put it here: my $170 Essex bass: ursa2mnashvgn1.
  5. Sputnik Monroe

    Sputnik Monroe

    Feb 11, 2014
    Another vote for the maple with black block neck ... My preference a Lake Placid Blue body ...

    Last edited: May 3, 2014
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  6. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    I vote for the ones on the Fender website.
  7. tedious1


    Feb 14, 2014

    I too like the block inlays...
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  8. Ben Berd

    Ben Berd

    Dec 8, 2011
    Nottingham Pa
    Has to be this Jazzette by Luthman.
  9. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I'm very fond of mine.

  10. bluesdogblues


    Nov 13, 2007
  11. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I love the simplistic elegance of my Lakland 55-60.

  12. RedHotFuzz


    Mar 16, 2014
    I really like this Warmoth build by Dennis Krabbenbos of the Netherlands (via their customer gallery):


    I'm not generally into overly-woodsy looking guitars, but DAT STRIPE!!! :thumbsup:
  13. RedHotFuzz


    Mar 16, 2014
    And how about this blingtastic John Carey Warmoth build:

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  14. Weberman


    Apr 8, 2014
    Nilbog, Ohio
    There are too many variations for me to choose. However, one aesthetic feature that I like on a lot of Jazz-style basses is a bound fretboard in either a high-quality rosewood (dark, chocolatey colors, with reddish hues are my preference), or jet-black ebony, with block inlays, of course.
  15. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    This is nice looking also... [​IMG]
  16. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    I love how J-Basses look. This is my latest.

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  17. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    I don't have a favorite...but just to contribute something a little different, I have always thought Sandberg J Basses looked really cool! image. image.
  18. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

    Dec 1, 2005
    Thornton, CO

  19. bluesdogblues


    Nov 13, 2007
  20. DannyBob


    Aug 28, 2013
    Squier James Johnston Jazz Bass is my vote. It looks vintage enough for my liking without having any of the playability problems of an actual vintage bass. Btw I don't actually own one, just played a few of them.

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