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For Sale Price Drop 1966 Fender Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by DC3, May 19, 2017.

  1. DC3

    DC3 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    IMG_2197.JPG 1966 Fender Jazz Bass for sale
    66 STUFF:
    Neck (straight, no twists, truss rod works fine.Excellent Frets! No breaks in the binding)
    Very small hairline crack behind E string tuner does not go through to the other side and effects nothing. Screw hole drilled in front of headstock between e and a string, probably for a string retainer button.
    Body: (refinished.wear below strings, between neck Pickup and neck prior to refin
    Wear in body after refin above strings between Pickups is visible in photos. some nicks)
    Neck Pickup
    All Electronics, plate, jack and knobs
    Neck Plate

    Bridge (new vintage style w ridges as opposed to single groove)
    Lindy Fralin bridge pickup

    Weight: just under 8 3/4 lbs

    Sound: Amazing

    $3,200 Shipped and Insured

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Aug 14, 2017
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    very cool. Good luck with it!!
  3. that fingerboard shot is a stark reminder not all rosewood is created equal
  4. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Very very odd wear pattern.

    Amazing looking bass though.
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  5. vgbassman

    vgbassman Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2016
    Please help me understand what is it about the fingerboard that I don't see/notice...
  6. DC3

    DC3 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Darker color maybe?
  7. vgbassman

    vgbassman Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2016
    I have a 66 jazz (all original) and the fingerboard looks very similar... nice dark rosewood... really love that bass and it sounds amazing...
    So tempted to buy another... but too expensive :(
  8. DC3 right on the point. That rosewood looks completely different to that the rosewood that you'd see on production basses nowadays. i'm not an expert on the topic but i think it would associate it with the higher grade kind (dalbergia negra ?). And since r/w has recently been classified as endangered specie it will make it even harder even for the common kind to use as fretboard material.
  9. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    really classy bass.

    good luck!
  10. japhy4529

    japhy4529 this is only a test... Supporting Member

  11. DC3

    DC3 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    It has a molded fender case that I bought for shipping it.
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  12. john allemond

    john allemond Supporting Member

    That rosewood reminds me of the back and side wood on Martin Guitars from the same period.
    Nice bass....
  13. DC3

    DC3 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2005
  14. iammr2


    Jun 10, 2002
    That is Brazilian rosewood, which was banned for export in the late 60's due to logging and clearcutting reducing the supply. Companies then went to Indian rosewood. Now there are newer restrictions on it due to supply.
  15. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Did this bass ever sell?
  16. DC3

    DC3 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Still have it
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