1963 FENDER JAZZ - SUNBURST **ON HOLD** / Make an enquiryClick to listen

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Very Good 8.5/10
9 lbs

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1963 Fender Jazz bass. Original nitro Sunburst finish, Rosewood fingerboard with clay dots, Tortoise shell guard in great condition with no cracks. It's missing the metal pickup cover and has changed screws in the bridge cover. It has had an excellent professional re-fret using thin wire and is barely noticeable. It's also missing the end of the logo ( where it should say "offset contour body" ) there are a couple of small patches on the edge of the upper bout where the Black lacquer has been touched up. Otherwise all original, including the case and untouched solder joints.

The finish overall is in very good condition with the exception of some buckle rash on the back of the body, some thumb wear just above the pick guard on the front and on the side edge of the lower horn the bass has taken a heavier knock and the finish has worn through and into the wood. This area is about the size of a 50 pence piece. Other than that it has the usual bumps and scrapes of a well played 52-year-old bass. Fantastic neck which shows a fair amount of play wear. The headstock is clean but as already mentioned it's missing the end of the logo ( where it should say "offset contour body" ) Underneath the Fender and running along the edge of the headstock the lacquer is worn, perhaps from being left in the case with something up against it. ( maybe a lead or strap?)

This bass is a joy to play with a superb even sound right across the fretboard, it has a straight neck which is very slim at the nut, and there's tons of room in the truss rod. And all original hardware & electronics. Solder joints untouched. It's been fully set up by my technician with a fresh set of strings and sounds amazing.

Weight 9 lbs. Serial: L11650. The neck dates March 63A, the pots date to the 39th week of 63. The pickups have black bobbins and original winds. Pickup ohms, Neck: 0.669. Bridge: 0.724. Nut Width: 1.486" / depth: 0.824" . Width at 12th: 2.164" / depth: 1"

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