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DOB 7 March 1969

Possible trades plus cash 4 string- MM Fender Overwater Lakland


Pictures and video added

This is a true beauty I’ve decided should be with someone else who will treasure it and play it more then I and I.
I had one of these the first time around - then Ricks, Celinder and CS basses but always hankered back to a real 60s Jazz - then this very special laid-back looking instrument came up.

Alder body with ebony fretboard and beautiful maple binding by master luthier Jimmy Moon. 'Very comfortable A' profile slim neck - slimmer than '64 CSs I've owned.
The neck is in lovely condition, has a subtle flaming and like the rest of the bass has acquired the sweetest sound, character and the authentic patina and feel only 50 years can give.

Sounds just as you would expect - an authoritative true vintage tone with a wide palette and a comfortable 9lb.

Originally sunburst - pictured, the previous owner who bought the bass new. It has all original pick ups and electronics.  
He took it for a set up to a music dealer where some oik damaged the truss rod which is when Mr Moon was commissioned to make the bass unique.

The ebony fingerboard is gorgeous and as you can see is set off by the understated mother of pearl dots.

That’s it.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay in tune.

Based near Manchester, could meet within reason, comes with substantial Fender case.

PS - I am a professional photographer - the buyer will receive a Marcus Miller poster with my compliments. https://www.william-ellis.com/





























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More pictures, short video trades.
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9 hours ago, k-sad said:

Beautiful alder!!! 

Too bad for the burst ahah ;)

I bet it's on the light side? 


Thanks, forgot to weigh ! 9lb on kitchen scales.

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I have enjoyed the inestimable pleasure of having handled and played this bass.  It possesses that almost magical feel of a really good (really, really good), vintage Fender, one played, loved and admired over more than five decades.  Whilst I don't deny that there are some fantastic relicers around, there is something about the real thing that simply defies replication.  When I took this bass from its case, its history and class was evident immediately.  It is everything that the seller says.  Authentic, authoritative, sweet, mature and perfectly mellowed by years of play.  Clearly an instrument that has been, and will continue to be treasured.  It's a fairly light bass too, and of course, perfectly balanced.  Playability is superb - low action but enough relief to ensure that every note sings.

The work by Jimmy Moon is exemplary, and in my view, something that adds a unique and classy twist to a very desirable bass.  The dark ebony board and dots are beautiful and the binding is brilliantly well-executed.  It's worth having look at Jimmy's current production (and his prices) - a true star in the luthiery firmament. 

I'm a big fan of Fender's '66-'69 period and some of my favourite Fenders derive from this time - and this J is certainly one of my favourites (I genuinely prefer many instruments from this period to their pre-CBS counterparts).  I wanted this bass last time it became available.  Alas, extremely poor timing for me this time around and I'll miss out... though if I did ever have the chance, I'd be getting some lollipops for that dots, bound '66 look - 'weak at the knees!  GLWTS, though I doubt that luck is a factor here.    

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On 12/12/2020 at 15:20, richardd said:

How you doing Billy 👍

Am good thanks, sorry Richard, I replied straight away but just noticed it wasn't visible. U ok mate?

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12 minutes ago, jazzmanb said:

Looks gorgeous ,i'm a bit lost on the story bit ,is it a  different  neck ?  


Same neck, ebony fingerboard, mother of pearl dots and maple binding 

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1 hour ago, paul_5 said:

Sweet baby Jesus and the orphans! That’s beautiful!!!

3 hours ago, jazzmanb said:

Looks gorgeous ,i'm a bit lost on

1 hour ago, paul_5 said:

Sweet baby Jesus and the orphans! That’s beautiful!!!



Same neck, ebony fingerboard, mother of pearl dots and maple binding 

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“Oh No!....there goes that screaming sound................Again!

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On 14/02/2021 at 11:53, greavesbass said:

What was wrong with the rose wood board?


don't know if there was anything wrong with it.

I guess the guy who bought it new decided to make it a unique instrument. So he commissioned a top luthier - Jimmy Moon to expedite.

Ebony board with mother of pearl dots, beautifully understated with the maple binding and the sound of this 60's bass is truly awesome.


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