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Fender Jazz Bass Refinished Sunburst, 1966

Fender Jazz Bass Refinished Sunburst, 1966

The Fender Jazz Bass appeared in 1960, at a time when Fender dominated the electric guitar and bass market, but needed to introduce new models. The Jazz Bass Intended as a Deluxe instrument with a very different sound, look and feel from the Precision Bass, which had in a few years become a standard. However, the P-Bass was not fully accepted by Jazz players, and Fender wanted to expand their market to include them.

Price: $4500 CAD
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Reduced❗️ Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Reissue Natural, 2001

Reduced❗️  Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Reissue Natural, 2001

The Fender Jazz Bass used the same proven Fender construction, with an Alder or Ash body and bolt on Maple neck. At 1960, Fender was learning how to add Rosewood fingerboards to their necks, and this was partly to win Gibson players over. The Jazz Bass had the new ‘offset’ body style, and a pair of single coil pickups. The earliest models used two concentric pots, each controlling volume and tone for one pickup. This soon gave way to the modern layout, of two volumes and one master tone control.

Price: $1500 CAD
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Fender American Special Jazz Bass White, 2011

Fender American Special Jazz Bass White, 2011

The Fender American Special Jazz Bass appeared during 2011, and features an Alder body with Maple neck, Pau Ferro fingerboard, and Vintage Alnico pickups. Very similar to the American Standard series, the American Special most visibly features the Greasebucket tone circuit, which rolls off highs while maintaining low-end definition.Fender introduced the Jazz Bass during 1960, and offered a much narrower neck than the wildly successful Precision Bass, and a pair of single coil pickups, with two pole pieces per string.

Price: $1000 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ Alexander James Jazz Tribute Bass, Wenge and Maple, 2013

❌ SOLD ❌ Alexander James Jazz Tribute Bass, Wenge and Maple, 2013

Alexander James hand-builds guitars and basses at his shop in Peterborough, Ontario. He specializes in using exotic woods to achieve specific tones. He has been building since 2002, and has operated Alexander James Guitars since 2008. This bass is in very good condition with very little wear – especially to the stainless steel frets, which should last a very long time. The finish is a natural oil, and shows off the grain nicely. This bass does have a bit of heft at over 11 pounds, but has lots of sustain, top end and bite, yet still has a warm roundness to the tone. A hard shell case is included.

Price: $999.99 CAD

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Elrick Expat New Jazz Standard Bass Guitar Sunburst 2017 REDUCED

Elrick Expat New Jazz Standard Bass Guitar Sunburst 2017 REDUCED

Rob Elrick has been building high end bass guitars since the 1990s. To make his designs more accessible, Elrick Expat models are built in Europe using US components. This Elrick Expat New Jazz Standard features a swamp ash body with a tobacco sunburst lacquer finish and a a 3-piece, 24 fret plus zero fret maple neck with birdseye maple fingerboard.

Price: $2400 CAD
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2017 Godin Passion RG-4 Bass Guitar

2017 Godin Passion RG-4 Bass Guitar

Built at the Godin Premiere Atelier in Richmond Quebec, the Godin Passion RG-4 bass is an excellent rendering of the highly practical P-J bass concept.

Price: $1795 CAD
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