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FS: Jazz Bass / Telecaster Hybrid

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by hoffmanj, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. hoffmanj

    hoffmanj Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    This partscaster bass is what you’d get if a Blackguard Telecaster and a Jazz Bass had a baby,

    The Jazz Bass body is a new 2012 model honey blonde USA Highway 1 with the nitro finish.

    The neck is a brand new Warmoth Tele Bass neck, two piece birdseye maple / birdseye maple. 1 1/2" nut width, standard 34” scale, 6150 frets, 17.46mm tuner ream, 20 frets, straight 10" radius, black face dots inlay, standard steel truss rods. The neck is finished in Tru-oil and buffed to a smooth satin finish.

    Bone nut cut and installed by Rob DiStefano in NJ, who also did the setup and electronics.

    The volume controls are 2 Tele-style dome knobs (Callaham, I think – I’ve had them lying around a while), tone control is a Jazzmaster / Jaguar knob. Kind of looks like a Tele switch tip to me...

    Black bakelite pickguard from WD.

    Hipshot HB-2 Lollipop tuners

    Pickups are Aguilar 4J-60s

    Electronics are CTS pots and an orange drop cap.

    All other hardware is new USA Fender except for the bridge, which I believe is a MIJ 80s model.

    The bass comes set up with easy-playing low action. Weight is 9.8 lb.

    There’s no case, but I will remove the neck (leaving the strings attached) and pack it securely in s smaller box. You’ll just need to place the neck back in the neck slot and screw the neck plate on. You can also pick up in the northern NJ area.

    Price is $550 shipped / PayPal’d.








  2. hoffmanj

    hoffmanj Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    It turns out that honey blond isn't an easy color to capture in a photo. I think my pics make it look more like desert sand, with more of an orange or brown tint.

    It looks like this in person:

  3. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    The Hiway One bodies have the vintage style routing I believe. A huge plus, IMO
  4. easye

    easye Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2008
    Central NJ
    Endorsing Artist: Curt Mangan Strings, Luther Lee Pickups
    Where in nj?
  5. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Cool cool.
  6. hoffmanj

    hoffmanj Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Sorry - I somehow missed the email notification for new messages on this thread.

    I'm in Secaucus but I work in Princeton, so I can be flexible for something in person.
  7. MarkA

    MarkA *** Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Can you elaborate on "vintage style routing" and its advantages for those of us not in the know?
  8. hoffmanj

    hoffmanj Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2004
  9. Hyper-sloth

    Hyper-sloth Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    It means you can take off the pick guard and not have the huge nasty channel routing from the back/bridge pick-up to the controls.
  10. MarkA

    MarkA *** Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Thank you!

    Pretty neck on the bass, by the way.