1970 Aria, Teisco, Japan Jazz Bass® Lawsuit


  • SOLD!

  • Year: 1970 (Circa)
  • Manufacturer: Aria, Teisco, Japan
  • Model: Jazz Bass® Lawsuit
  • Case: None
  • Color: Sunburst
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Description: Up for sale, a faithful copy of the Fender® Jazz Bass®, produced in Japan in the late 1960s-early 70s. Typically known as the "lawsuit" era in Japan, a number of factories (most notably Aria's Matsumoku factory and Ibanez's Fujigen factory) were producing instruments for smaller US chains that matched their more expensive Fender® & Gibson counterparts in looks if not always tone. In many cases, these instruments would be labeled by the individual chains in the States and many left Japanese factories with blank headstocks for this purpose. That's where this Jazz Bass® comes into play!

    Taking its cues from the Fender® Jazz Basses of the early 1970s with maple fretboards and black block inlays, this bass has a chunkier neck and darker tonal quality than most, but still retains the snappy top end expected out of most Japanese guitars of this era. The original frets have plenty of height and life left, and the headstock sports tuning machines that are virtually identical to those seen on Fenders.

    All of the electronics work as they should, and this bass has been professionally setup with a fresh set of 45-105 strings and medium-low action. Cosmetically, the bass has a few bumps and nicks around the edges, but no serious or structural wear.

    Don't miss out on this great vintage Japanese Jazz Bass®!