FS/FT RARE 1976 Fender Jazz, Black on Black w/maple board

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by rodneyat, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    This is a great bass and original. Black on black with a maple board,

    I purchased it from The Lowend a while back and like it but really want one with a rosewood board. So, if you have a 70's era jazz with a rosewood board and want a maple one, let's talk.

    Here is the info on it:
    At first glance this bass looks like a '75 jazz bass but it is actually a '76. This is what makes this one RARE. Most of the '76 jazz basses you find will have the serial number on the headstock. Even the posting from the lowend had it listed as a '75 and I found out otherwise when I received it. There listing is here:
    In early 1976 Fender still produced the basses with the serial number on the neckplate it was not until later in 1976 that they changed to putting the serial number on the headstock and changed the serial numbering scheme. The serial number on this one makes it an early '76 model and the pickups are dated in March 1976, from what I remember. The bass is all original as far as I know. When I purchased it from the lowend, the neck pickup was bad and I sent the bass to Mike Lull. He diagnosed a break in the pickup winding and we had it sent out to Linda Fralin who rewound it to stock specs. The bass was then setup and inspected by Mike. It plays well and sounds great, I am just looking for a rosewood board but will sell this one outright for $2700

    I will post pics later this weekend but for now you can use the Lowend posting to see pictures. Thanks!
  2. CTbass&birdsong

    CTbass&birdsong Guest

    Sep 22, 2006
    BASS Heaven !!!!
    sooner the pics...sooner an offer!!!!:) looking to spend money!!!!:ninja:
  3. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Man, that would look incredible with black blocks. Really nice bass, though!
  4. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    The pictures on the lowend site are accurate. http://www.thelowend.net/gallery/viewtopic.php?t=2413

    Everything is the same except that the neck pickup actually works now. Obviously, that does not affect the pictures. ;)
  5. Senor SQUID

    Senor SQUID Guest

    Jan 11, 2004
    NICE the YR I was born too
  6. LO_bass

    LO_bass Guest

    Pm sent.
  7. sincity


    Oct 16, 2002
    Would you happen to know how much the bass weighs?
  8. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    If only this was about $1000 cheaper.... :bawl:
  9. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I do not have a scale for it, but I am guessing in the 10.5 to 11 pound range. It is definitely a solid, heavy piece of ash
  10. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    If it were $1000 cheaper, I would essentially be giving it away. ;)
  11. DrGroovenstein

    DrGroovenstein Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Bump for my bro Rodney. I wish I could afford this right now. :(
  12. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    +1!!!! :D
  13. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    A couple of quick current pics. Nothing really different. I did forget to add, that I do actually have a '76 Jazz owners manual to go with it. It is not the same serial number as this bass, but still a '76 Jazz manual.
  14. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    another one.

    The low end pictures are actually better. Sorry, I did not have the time to post some good ones.
  15. wow
  16. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Been traveling all week, haven't been on talkbass bump
  17. Mrdak

    Mrdak uber bass geek baby!

    Feb 1, 2006
    Middle GA
    And you're an hour and half drive from my house near Macon. I've been looking for a maple board like yours for my AV 62 RI for a long time. Yours is so close to perfect it's sick.
    I wonder how that neck would fit in the pocket of my bass.
  18. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    If you want to take a look at it some time, definitely let me know. We can meet up.
  19. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Monday morning bump
  20. Pm with offer coming