White Jazz - with Maple or Rosewood Fretboard

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JACink, May 22, 2012.

  1. White with matching headstock and Rosewood dotted fretboard

    60 vote(s)
  2. White with matching headstock and Maple fretboard with block inlays (black)

    67 vote(s)
  1. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    I have a craving for a white Jazz bass with matching headstock! So, as this will be a "refin" job, which would make the best donor for the best final result?

    (If you can prove it with photos, please do so, but only white basses please!!)
  2. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    white jazz with maple with mop blocks and matching HS is teh best brah
  3. I don't have the matching headstock...but I think the maple with blocks looks pretty good....

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  4. FenderBassist


    Oct 28, 2005

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  5. deste


    Sep 14, 2009
    Bologna, Italy, Europe
    Endorsing Artist: GullanskyLab pickups
    On maple, pearl inlays is a must: but NO matching headstock, please!

    after all, that's how my backup J (Squier CV) will be when I'll decide to change neck (no need to do it, anyway)
  6. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    There you go... the best looking J-Bass i've ever seen.
  7. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    I voted rosewood. I like the contrast.

    Here's mine with the black ebonal board and vinyl block inlays on disco night.

  8. vince a

    vince a

    Jun 13, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    White, maple, mint green pickguard, aged or cream pickup covers and knobs . . . and yes, you have to dump the black knobs.
  9. SeaBassTheFish


    May 19, 2011
    Are you going with a pickguard? If not, I would say rosewood.
    If you are it depends on the color. Black or white would look nice with rosewood, while something with more color would look good with maple (ala bompop14's bass above).
    Mint green? I don't know. I'm worried it might look like the inside of a gum wrapper.
  10. gitlvr


    Nov 13, 2009
    No. Va., USA
    Rosewood, but with bound neck and block inlays.
    Meh, I could care less whether the headstock is matching or not. Both look just fine to me.
    But, even with just the dots, IMHO the rosewood looks better on white.
  11. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    maple with black block inlays. that would be a beauty!
  12. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005

    Here is my '95 fender american standard jazz bass:



    and my 2008 fender american standard blizzard pearl jazz bass:


  13. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Pearl blocks!
  14. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Yeah that neck would look excellent with a natural ash body, like my '78 jazz bass:

  15. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I dig the look of the Fender FSR Jazz from a couple years back.



  16. White Jazz + Rosewood = Black Jazz + Maple

    But that's just me.
  17. I like the contrast rosewood adds to a white body. Maple's a bit too light in color to be paired with a white body IMHO. Now if you were talking a natural grain or blue then I'd go one-piece maple neck with black block inlays and possibly with binding.
  18. pudgychef

    pudgychef In Memoriam

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    (imho) black blocks on maple has become overdone and far too present of late....and is too busy with white and a matching headstock....

    white + RW + matching headstock = classy! (imho)
  19. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    I'm usually for maple fingerboard (especially coupled with big blocks) but, to be honest, a rosewood one with pearloid dots matches perfectly with white (and tortoiseshell pickguard...)

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