SOLD Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer (nitro finish)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Cutter8, May 2, 2018.


  1. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Georgia
    Price:
    $625
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Georgia
    Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer Model
    • Alder body 3-color sunburst finished in gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
    • 4-Ply Tortoiseshell pickguard
    • Ultra-Slim "C"-shaped maple neck w/1.5" synthetic bone nut
    • Rosewood fretboard (these are no longer made with rosewood - they only come with pauo ferro now) w/ Pearloid dots, 7.25" radius, 20 vintage-style frets
    • Standard Vintage Alnico Jazz Single-coil pickups
    • Volume/Volume/Master Tone controls
    • American Vintage 4-saddle bridge
    • American Vintage reverse open-gear tuners
    • Tweed case w/keys, hangtags, case candy and
    • Dark Navy Blue Leather Strap included
    • Strung with new set of GHS Half-Wounds (original Fender roundwound strings included)
    • 8lbs 12ozs
    • A+ condition (9.9 out of 10)

    $625 with shipping included CONUS (without case and packed with neck removed) or $675 shipped in tweed case.


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  2. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    Looks great but man that is some high action! Really looks fantastic with that case.

    I bought a 60’s MIM jazz in white and I wonder how can you tell the difference between lacquer finish and poly until the lacquer starts chipping off? Seems like a normal bass to me so maybe mine isn’t lacquer.....
    I encountered an elite bass that was lacquer and was chipped to hell (edit: that was due to strap locks that bound up against the horn. I seem to remember some lower horn chips too) Looked fantastic.

    That rosewood looks gorgeous and dark too. Really nice. I bet you can take the pickguard off and there’s no exposed routing.
     
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  3. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Georgia
    I’m not sure what you consider high action, but I think what you’re seeing is mostly an optical illusion. FWIW, in the second to last photo, it looks high to me as well, but it really isn’t. The action is set just a touch higher than I consider “standard” because the neck is very flat (only .25mm of relief at the 8th fret). The string height at the 17th fret is 2.7mm on the bass side and 2.3mm on the treble side. If I increase the relief to a more normal .30-.33mm, I can drop the string height as low as 2mm without any buzzing problem. If that is too high, this definitely isn’t the bass for you.

    As for the nitro vs. poly issue, they actually feel slightly different to the touch to me. If you want to test it, where you have a bit of finish bleeding over the edge of the body into a pickup or control cavity, or inside the neck pocket, dip the tip of a toothpick in a drop of acetone and rub the wet point of the toothpick on the finish. If the finish softens/melts a bit, you can assume it’s nitro. If not, it’s poly.
     
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  4. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    Thanks, that’s great info on the poly/nitro test.

    Regarding the action: good to hear it’s just an illusion. From time to time I see a bass with the neck way out of adjustment at a pawn shop and it makes me want to cry thinking of the permanent set it can cause. GLWTS! That is a gorgeous bass and being nitro it will age with use and look even better in time.
     
  5. br1qbat

    br1qbat

    Aug 22, 2017
    Marysville, MI
    Wonderful bass. I have one and its my main axe. If I had the $ I'd be all over this. GLWTS
     
  6. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Georgia
    I really like the model a lot. I’m seriuosly leaning towards keeping it, even though I have shifted to playing medium scale basses most of the time. How long have you had yours? Does it have a rosewood fretboard, or the pauo ferro?
     
  7. br1qbat

    br1qbat

    Aug 22, 2017
    Marysville, MI
    Mines a rosewood. I got it in early February I think. Its the only bass I play. With a set of chromes on it, it just sings.
     
  8. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Georgia
    Chromes are the perfect string for that bass, IMO.
     
  9. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Georgia
    I was just looking around online and I'm really surprised this hasn't sold. Is there some reason I'm not aware of that this model is not popular?

    I can't believe that the issue is price, because for this bass in pristine condition, with the tweed case, a leather strap and shipping included, $675 seems like a great deal. These go for $925 from the Fender Shop, Sweetwater, Sam Ash, Gelb Music, Pro Audio Land, 8th Street Music, etc. Used, they seem to be hard to find and the best prices I'm seeing without the tweed case are over $800 for one that's not nearly as clean as mine and $740 for one listed as "B-stock/used" that has a washed-out looking pau ferro fretboard.

    Well, I guess I'll give it a little longer on TB and then list it elsewhere or just keep it! At least I'll be able to honestly tell my wife that I tried to honor my "one-in-one-out" commitment! ;)
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2018
  10. br1qbat

    br1qbat

    Aug 22, 2017
    Marysville, MI
    Well, i think $670 is a steal tbh
     
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  11. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Georgia
    :thumbsup: It's good to know I'm not the only one who thinks that!
     
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  12. br1qbat

    br1qbat

    Aug 22, 2017
    Marysville, MI
    It is weird. C'mon TB! This is essentially the much love roadworn series without the wear! Would you rather get a MIM standard/player for your $675 or get a pretty spot on copy of a 60s jazz complete with an excellent tweed hardcase?!
     
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  13. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Georgia
    The shout out is certainly appreciated, particularly from someone that plays one of these as his main bass! Thanks. :cool:
     
  14. LennyJ

    LennyJ Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Acworth, Georgia
    Call me about this one

    Lenny
     
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