The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

❌SOLD❌Fender Jazz Bass White 1977


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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 Quan Badass bridge and a Sadowsky active preamp / EQ 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 Micro Tilt 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 well and comes with a fairly new, very good condition cream coloured G&G tolex hardshell case.


Price: $2,500.00 CAD
  • Model: Jazz Bass
  • Year: 1977
  • Finish White and Natural
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: S98914, built during 1977 in Fullerton CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 25/04/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 10.252lbs 4.66kg
  • Scale Length: 24in 863.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.525in 38.75mm
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