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1977 Fender Jazz Bass in White Refinish

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The Fender Jazz Bass appeared in 1960 and was aimed towards the jazz bassists who still played full size uprights. It rapidly moved into the rock world.

This example was built during 1977 at the Fender plant in Fullerton, California. It was refinished some time in the past, with a clear satin over the neck and white for the body. The frets are in decent condition; it has also been refretted with larger wire than the original. A Leo Quann Badass bridge and a Sadowsky active pre-amp have been installed. The controls are now Volume, Balance, Treble and Bass. There’s an access plate for the 9-volt battery on the back of the bass.

At this point in production, the Fender Jazz Bass used the three-bolt MicroTilt system for fastening the neck to the body. As well, the ‘bullet’ style truss rod adjuster is at the head. This was an important change for the Jazz Bass – previous versions had the truss rod adjuster at the body end of the neck, half buried in the neck pocket. This meant that the neck had to be removed to make minor truss rod adjustments. Many people opted to try adjusting without removing the neck, and you’ll see a lot of damaged pickguards from these efforts. The Jazz Bass with block position markers had another weakness. With the adjuster at the body end, the truss rod anchor was underneath the first-position block marker. Unfortunately the pressure on that end of the truss rod has popped many of those first-position markers, and the rods don’t work well because the anchor is not well supported.

This bass plays pretty well and comes with a white tolex hardshell case.

Price: $1950 CAD
  • Year: 1977
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: S798914, built during 1977 at the Fender plant in Fullerton, California.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Fair

  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case

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