SOLD FS/feeler Vintage 1963 Fender Jazz Bass. "Stock"

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Bhazulle, Dec 8, 2013.

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  1. Bhazulle


    Dec 3, 2013
    Ferron, Utah
    I am the second owner of this Bass. Origional owner purchased new in Salt Lake City Utah in Late 1963. He claimed to have never modified it and upon his death bequeathed it to me as I had admired it for quite some time. Here's the fun bit. "Full disclosure" I am NOT a good bass player. I am purely a hobbiest at the craft. I do not deserve this guitar and my keeping it is taking something special from the "Real" bass players out there. This baby is road worn, has some knicks and dings but for the majority of it's life it had a protective cover over the back for belt buckle protection. this post is mostly feeler. Asking 15.5 obo. PM me if interested, I'll post photos from any angle you want, I'll pull the neck and shoot those as well, I'll pop the covers and whatnot. Serious inquiries only please. I want to sell this to someone who will treat it like the treasure it is. Here are some quick pictures.

    Feel free to ask on particulars.
  2. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
  3. dedoonbass


    Nov 17, 2012
    Great looking bass!
  4. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    Gotta wall-fly this one.
  5. Bhazulle


    Dec 3, 2013
    Ferron, Utah
    Here you go Wacko. Still apart if you need more.
  6. jamminology101


    Aug 22, 2012
    Indianapolis In
    Endorsing Artist: Glockenklang
    Man that is a real piece of history!!!! Check out that low seriel number...they had just switched to the 3 knob layout vs the 2 stacked knob configuration the jazz had when it was introduced in 1960. John paul jones legendary jazz was a 1963 he bought new at a local shoo in england. I wonder how close they were made? I would have that thing in a glass case!!!!
  7. Bhazulle


    Dec 3, 2013
    Ferron, Utah
    Wel, thanks Jammin. *LOL* I won't sleep at all while it's here now. Was in it's hard case in the living room by the front door for a year and a half. Going into the gunsafe now. Sure is pretty though.
  8. EduardoK

    EduardoK Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2004
    You have to post a price as per TB rules...:bag:
  9. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    Curious to know the weight. Thanks.
  10. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Price is in the first paragraph. $15.5k
  11. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
  12. Bhazulle


    Dec 3, 2013
    Ferron, Utah
    I took it apart yesterday to get some photos of it's guts so I can't accurately weigh it. As a rough guesstimate though, 9-11 pounds? I would think it's liely close in weight to your 65 unless they changed the materials drastically between those 2 years. I'm sure there is a guru on tb who could rattle off the specs right off the top of his head. Quite heavy feeling compared to my old Yamaha and schecter. No worse then lugging a deer rifle through the woods though. If I get it back together today I'll see if I can get an accurate weight on it.
  13. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Very cool. I see that it appears to have the original covers, pick-up and bridge. How about the finger rest, now often called thumb rest or tug bar? You can see the 2 holes for it just below and at a angle to the bottom string. :cool:
  14. Bhazulle


    Dec 3, 2013
    Ferron, Utah
    Yes. the rest is there. The screws were missing from it and I did not want to risk putting in larger ones and possibly risk cracking that pickguard. So it's loose in the hardshell.
  15. geddy402


    Jul 20, 2012
    Is that a 2 or 3 on the neck stamp? Either way nice looking bass!

    Any pics of the pots and dates in those?
  16. Bhazulle


    Dec 3, 2013
    Ferron, Utah
    Looked close, "DEC 62 (A?)"

    As for the pots, no clue. tell me where to look and point the camera and i'll try and get what you need. Honestly one has some scratch but they all work and none seem to have lost thier oomph.
    edit. some pictures.
  17. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    Okay thanks. I always ask as I have disc issues in my neck and the difference between an 11 lb bass to a 9 lb bass is huge to me.
  18. Bhazulle


    Dec 3, 2013
    Ferron, Utah
    9 pounds 6 oz
  19. osuok88

    osuok88 Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX - USA
    My dream bass
  20. Dickie

    Dickie It's such a fine line between stupid and clever. Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Central VA.
    I have held, played, and owned quite a few 60's Fender Jazz and Precision basses and I have never come across one that was more than 9 1/2 lbs from that era. In my experience, the early 60's ones were lighter than the late 60's models. I would be willing to bet this baby is well under 10lbs. She is quite a beauty.

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