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For Sale Early 1973 Jazz Bass. Black with blocked and bound maple neck

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by GeneralElectric, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    New York
    Up for grabs is a 1973 Jazz bass. I picked this up from my friend who bought this from the original owner in the late 70s early 80s. This has been sitting in a closet for about 20 years before being cleaned out and set up by me.

    The bass is all original with the only modification being the pickguard added to the back. It is missing the tug bar but both covers are included.

    That back cover was put on by the original owner. The original finish is intact underneath but its a little dirty. I'll post a picture of it when I figure out how to clean it! Suggestions welcome!

    Finish is in great shape for its age. Checking and dings are there but nothing too terrible. The worst mar is photographed. It looks like it was filled in with ink. Its on the treble side horn.

    Fairly lightweight (8.7 on the trusty bathroom scale) and the neck is super fast.

    Pots all date to the 5th week of 1973.

    Neck is stamped X Armenta who was a builder at Fender in the early 70s. The date code on the bottom of the neck is too faint to be visible. It looks like the first two digits are 2 and 7 but I'm probably wrong. There are some other faint markings on the neck as well including the letter W written in pencil.

    Neck pocket also has the letter W written in pencil as well as a stamp that is faded and partially obscured that says GABxxxxxx.

    Serial number dates to 1972.

    I can't quite make out what the pickup stamp says so I've included a picture. The bridge pickup feels a little stuck so I don't want to force it out.

    Please let me know if you want more pictures or pics of a specific thing that I haven't included.

    $2900 + shipping

    More pictures http://s48.photobucket.com/user/ImSuperPoor/library/1972 Jazz Bass

    Last edited: Nov 19, 2014
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  2. Dredmahawkus


    Nov 4, 2012
  3. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Price drop bump
  4. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Mo photos bump.

  5. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    I have this ones twin. Same year too. Killer necks one these!
  6. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Thank you for the kind words. This bass is indeed killer, but I'm not really a jazz bass guy.
  7. jgroh


    Sep 14, 2007
    :bawl: Being poor sucks! I want. GLWTS
  8. Love this one!
  9. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Thanks for the kind words!
  10. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    Nice bass and nice dog.
  11. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Your bass matches your dog :thumbsup:
  12. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY

    Too bad the dog isn't worth as much as my dog. She's pretty useless.

    Bass is still around. Taking offers bump.
  13. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Man am I really bad about bumping this thread. Dropping this to $2900 + ship.
  14. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
  15. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    I see your stealthy selfie :D

    Dude, is that Astoria??
  16. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    I'm not made of Astoria money. This is Woodside Queens. I pay a dollar a square foot for my apartment and they were kind enough to toss in a wrap around terrace and the roof for my pleasure.
  17. basshista


    Dec 13, 2013
    mantova (Italy)
    Is OHSC included?

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