Stock c neck on a 1964 jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Janalex, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Janalex


    Jul 4, 2013
    I am considering driving over to see a vintage 64 jazz bass. One pic shows a c stamp on the neck heel. I am assuming this will be a wide neck 1.75 at the nut. Is this an uncommon variant and can it devalue the bass? The feel will probably significantly differ from the modern reissues that I have encountered, right? Any thoughts on the effect on tone and feel?
  2. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland

    Feb 11, 2003

    If neck is original to bass, original buyer may have requested a P-Bass style neck. ( which would be a C neck)
    Does bass have Jazz Bass sticker on head-stock ?
    Again if original, it is rare, but I have seen this before.
    I've seen a 1965 Jazz like this.

    Remember there was no custom shop back then.
    If a dealer was big enough, they could request special orders
    and fender would sometimes do these.
  3. Janalex


    Jul 4, 2013
    Yes there is a jazz bass sticker. As a guitar player I tend to favor the a necks however the only precisions i played were modern ones.