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Fender Jazz Bass Burgundy Refinish, 1962

Fender Jazz Bass Burgundy Refinish, 1962

Here we have a Fender Jazz Bass dating to 7 May 1962 with a Burgundy refinish replacing the original Sunburst. This is a fairly rare Rosewood Slab Board model, indicating a type of neck built in Fullerton, California until mid 1962. The Fender Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960, aimed at the Jazz bass players who had not adopted the Precision Bass or who wanted a thinner neck and more focused tone. The Offset Body that debuted on the 1958 Jazzmaster was used for the Jazz Bass body.

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Price: $9,999.99 CAD
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Fender Jazz Bass Natural, 1973

Fender Jazz Bass Natural, 1973

The Fender Jazz Bass made its appearance in 1960 as Fender’s second major bass design after the two versions of the Precision Bass.  Targeted towards the Jazz players still using acoustic instruments, the Jazz Bass offered a punchy, focused tone and a narrow fast fingerboard. Offered with either a Maple or Rosewood fingerboard, this instrument was built until 1981 when it was replaced by the Standard Jazz Bass. The Fender Jazz Bass uses the same proven and highly reliable design concept as other Fender instruments – a Maple neck bolted to an Ash or Alder body.

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Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Fender Jazz Bass Natural Refinish, 1966

Fender Jazz Bass Natural Refinish, 1966

Here is a Fender Jazz Bass Natural refinish, with body and neck built towards the end of 1965 but assembled, wired and sold in early 1966. The Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960, as Leo Fender’s second distinct bass after the two versions of the Precision Bass. Targeted towards Jazz players and taking design cues from the then-new Jazzmaster and Jaguar models, particularly the offset body, the Jazz Bass offered a brighter, more focused tone with less fundamental than the Precision Bass along with a much narrower neck.

Vintage
Price: $5,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fender 62 Jazz Bass Reissue Olympic White Made in USA, 1994

❌SOLD❌ Fender 62 Jazz Bass Reissue Olympic White Made in USA, 1994

Here we have a Fender 62 Jazz Bass Reissue from 1994, in the Olympic White finish. This is a Made in USA model featuring early style concentric controls! The 62 Fender Jazz Bass reissue draws closely from the initial 1960 to 1962 Jazz Bass models. The Jazz Bass was Leo Fender’s second distinct bass model after the two iterations of the seminal Precision Bass. Seeking to capture the remaining jazz bassists still using acoustic basses, this model featured a narrower neck for fast playing, and new single coil pickups with a punchier, more focused tone.

Used
Price: $1,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender ’62 Reissue Jazz Bass Olympic White, 1988

❌SOLD❌ Fender '62 Reissue Jazz Bass Olympic White, 1988

Here we have a Fender ’62 Reissue Jazz Bass in Olympic White and with gold hardware and original style concentric controls, built during 1988 in Corona, California. Introduced in 1960, Leo Fender’s Jazz Bass sought to win over the bass players who hadn’t yet adopted his Precision Bass and still played upright acoustic instruments. His thought was that the narrower neck and brighter pickups would appeal to jazz artists.

Used
Price: $2,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass Export Black, 2011

❌SOLD❌   Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass Export Black, 2011

The Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass is built in Japan at the Fuji-Gen plant that makes so many quality instruments. Here we’re seeing an Export model, identified by the matching black headstock.  On models intended for sale within Japan, the headstock. Drawing from the very popular P-J concept, the Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass has the general outlines of the classic Jazz Bass, but adds a Precision Bass type pickup in the middle position of its Basswood body. 

Used
Price: $1,099.00 CAD

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