Selling my 2014 Fender American Special Precision in Sunburst with rosewood fretboard.
This run of specials went from 2011 to 2015.
Here is a link to a review by Roger Newell: https://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/fender-american-special-precision-bass-448255
I took this in a trade but unfortunately it's a bit heavier than I can cope with at 9lb. It's not heavy for a P but I have health issues so it must move on.
Its in very good condition. There is a shallow ding on the back of the headstock which so far I have not been able to photograph but if the rain holds off I'll get outside this evening and try again.
I did have Hipshot Ultralite tuners fitted for a while but I have put it back to stock. The extra tiny hole that is needed for the Hipshots is completely covered by the original tuners.
The American Specials have a regular modern P nut width, but the neck is a bit less chunky than the American Standard.
It's currently strung with a nicely settled set of Thomastik TI flats with a medium action. It's a brilliant sounding bass that I have been using in a Big Band playing swing and big band jazz. It does the Duck Dunn thing very well, and of course can go all rocky with roundwounds too.
Also comes with a Kinsman hardcase that is in pretty good condition. If you don't want the case I can knock £25 off.
£725 collected from Northants, or I might be able to meet you somewhere if it's not too far.
I'm not looking for trades unless you have something under 8lb. Cannot be even an ounce over. If there is a trade I will be bringing my scales!
2009 CS Jazz - lightweight resonant alder body with the tone pallette from Jaco to Marley's Aston Barrett. Plays beautifully as you'ld expect from Fender’s Finest.
Couple of dings as shown, some fine scratches which are are very hard to photograph
Weighs just less than 9libs on my kitchen scales, comes with certificate, unused case and case candy, Schaller strap locks.
Sale only please.
This is a feeler for the sale my awesome condition 1973 / 74 Fender Jazz bass in Sunburst.
Its RW board, block inlays and bound.
Photos are here in my photobucket album -
http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bassintheface/library/Fender Jazz Bass 1973 - 1974
It's in really excellent condition with only a couple of minor chips which I've tried to clearly show on the pics.
The serial number on the neck plate is 509063 which is 1973 / 1974 which puts it as one of the last 4 bolt neck versions out of Fullerton before they went to the bullet truss rod and 3 bolt neck in 1974 / 75.
The CTS pot codes date the bass to 5th Week 1974 - Jan / Feb (1377405) so the feedback on the age was that it was likely put together very late 1973 or very early 1974 - as you know with Fender around this time, its a combination of date stamps that help you get an age of an instrument.
It comes with a generic hardcase and re issue versions of the pickup cover and ashtray from a USA 70's reissue.
I will get neck end photos and pickup photos - from memory, you can only see a stamp on the bridge pickup now since the rewind of the neck pick up - its 5 years or so since Matt had it open, so will check his photos and hopefully add to the photobucket album above - if not, I'll have to get it opened up.
I bought it from a friend around 5 or 6 years ago and the story was (note that this is completely unsubstantiated) that it belonged to Andy Scott of the Sweet and was used for recording /demos and never gigged, hence the condition. I really don't know if this is true and no one will ever know, but Andy Scott is from my hometown of Wrexham so it is plausible.
The bass had been unplayed for a number of years prior to my purchase and upon getting it, the neck pickup didn't work and the elecs were intermittent and crackly.
I swiftly sent it over to the very excellent Matthew John Bascetta in Chester - http://www.mjbluthier.co.uk/
for a full clean, pro set up and a rewind of the neck pick up - Matt is also the guy behind the excellent 'House of Tone' pickups - https://www.houseoftonepickups.com/
and he did a full rewind using period correct wire and hand winding, inc wax potting - you can see him at work below.
It now plays beautifully and sounds, IMO awesome!
Feel free to ask any questions - I'd just appreciate PM's with an expression of interest initially as I really don't want to sell it being honest, but it lives at home (non smoking household) and don't gig it our of fear of damaging it.
You won't find many in this condition.
No trades, viewing welcome.
Cash on collection or bacs.
I don't want to post this out of fear of it being damaged!
Very good condition, includes original bridge cover, original scratch plate and screws, has had input jack replaced but will include original part.
Case for illustrative purposes.
Genuine reason for sale as I've got 2 other Jazz basses (MIM/CS) and it's a shame that this gets used least, so I'm being sensible.
I'll be sad to see it go but I'd like someone else to get some use out of it.
Has recently been set-up and restrung by KGB in Birkenhead.
No rush to sell, looking for offers in the region of £2000 - you are welcome to try it in person, I'm local to Chester/M56.
Not really looking for PX, but never say never.
Selling my Fender 60s Jazz Bass (Olympic White, Rosewood Neck). It's a great sounding bass with an authentic road worn look and in overall great condition! My collection is getting out of hand.. therefore i'm selling.
Classic Fender Jazz bass with timeless design elements. Off-set waist body, ultra-slim, fast-action neck and full-range Bi-Pole pickups. Many of the period-correct details that made the original Jazz basses so cool are spot-on replicated in this classic vintage-vibe beauty - especially the original offset waist, ultra-slim neck, and pair of vintage-style Alnico magnet Jazz Bass single-coil pickups.
One small dink on the neck (see pics) which doesn't effect playability. I removed the pick guard (I like the look without), which you can have with the bass.
Based in NW London, happy to ship UK wide for extra cash.
Fender® 60s Jazz Bass Features:
• Model Name 60s Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White
• Series Classic
• Color Olympic White
• Body Alder
• Body Finish Polyester
• Body Shape Jazz Bass
• Neck Material Maple
• Neck Finish Gloss Urethane
• Neck Shape "C" Shape
• Scale Length 34" (864 mm)
• Fingerboard Pau Ferro
• Fingerboard Radius 7.25" (184.1 mm)
• Number of Frets 20
• Frets Size Vintage-Style
• String Nut Synthetic Bone
• Nut Width 1.5" (38.1 mm)
• Position Inlays Pearloid Dots
• Truss Rods Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
• Bridge Pickup Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Jazz Bass
• Neck Pickup Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Jazz Bass
◦ Volume 1. (Middle
◦ Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup)
◦ Master Tone
• Pickup Configuration SS
• Bridge 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass
• Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome
• Tuning Machines American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Bass
• Pickguard 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
• Control Knobs Black Plastic
• Dimensions 4.5x15.1x47.3 IN