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**SOLD** 69/74 (ish) Fender Jazz Bass
£2500
Bournemouth


Grewster
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Hi all - so this one has been the subject of some discussion here on BC ... there’s a thread here somewhere - I’ll see if I can include a link.

It’s here: 

 

To be honest I have had this on EB last week  - some interest but no actual buyer, so I thought I’d drop the price and offer it up here. (Should have done that in the first place ...)

So here’s my trusty Jazz .... I’m downsizing in every way, so I think it could be time to say goodbye. Truth is though, I’ve always been a bit dubious about this bass ... I bought it in 1999 from a big bass store in east London with the understanding that it was from 1969. That’s what the neckplate suggests, but we all know about those. As you can see from the pics, there is no neck stamp, the pocket looks a bit rough and the scratchplate has been hand-cut around the plate for some reason. Having said that, the bass FEELS, plays and sounds old Fender, if you know what I mean.  

Always happy to answer questions where I can and to take more pics if needed.  Collection from Bournemouth would be preferred - or could meet somewhere mutually convenient. If shipping is required I will only send this inside the UK fully insured at whatever that costs.

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Nice bass. In the previous listing thread I think people homed in on the right sort of date estimates. I’d be confident the body is 69 or early 70. Seen a lot of these, and the pickup spacing is 60s but some bodies with this spacing were still trickling out in 1970. The bridge is correct for 69 or 70, the neckplate could be either - leans more towards 69 but again, some with numbers around this range were still coming out in 70. Capacitor suggest late 69 or 70. So I think the body and most components are from one instrument of that vintage (stripped rather than originally natural), which probably had the neck swapped out due to the ubiquitous problems they had in that era. Or maybe just cos someone liked maple & pearl blocks... remember these weren’t sought-after antiques until quite recently! Neck will be from 74 or so. Pickguard I’d wager is from a 90s AVRI 62 reissue, badly cut to fit! Hope I haven’t repeated too much of what people have already said. GLWTS, it’s a nice instrument and no reason to be sceptical of it, as long as we acknowledge the body didn’t leave the factory with that neck or pickguard!

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On 20/08/2020 at 00:13, The Four Disorders said:

Nice bass. In the previous listing thread I think people homed in on the right sort of date estimates. I’d be confident the body is 69 or early 70. Seen a lot of these, and the pickup spacing is 60s but some bodies with this spacing were still trickling out in 1970. The bridge is correct for 69 or 70, the neckplate could be either - leans more towards 69 but again, some with numbers around this range were still coming out in 70. Capacitor suggest late 69 or 70. So I think the body and most components are from one instrument of that vintage (stripped rather than originally natural), which probably had the neck swapped out due to the ubiquitous problems they had in that era. Or maybe just cos someone liked maple & pearl blocks... remember these weren’t sought-after antiques until quite recently! Neck will be from 74 or so. Pickguard I’d wager is from a 90s AVRI 62 reissue, badly cut to fit! Hope I haven’t repeated too much of what people have already said. GLWTS, it’s a nice instrument and no reason to be sceptical of it, as long as we acknowledge the body didn’t leave the factory with that neck or pickguard!

I completely agree with this...

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