Description
Up for sale, a 2015 Fender American Vintage Series '64 Jazz Bass in mint condition and in perfect working order. While technically a "used" instrument, this bass is practically flawless cosmetically, and complete with the original hardshell case, case candy, and every single hangtag and bit of paperwork. As Fender's current Pre-CBS style Jazz Bass offering in the American Vintage line, this '64 reissue is a stunning example of Fender's current USA quality and craftsmanship, with a sleek, gloss black nitro lacquer finish. The alder body delivers a powerful and resonant acoustic tone, and the original Fender nickel roundwound strings have a very clear and defined quality. With newly designed pickups that strictly adhere to vintage specifications, this bass has the growl, power, and articulation for which the Jazz Bass model is known, delivering snarl and snap from the bridge pickup, tempered by a smooth fundamental thump from the neck position single coil. With both pickups engaged, there's a smooth midrange that is present and full, yet sits perfectly in the mid in an ensemble situation. Of course the factory mute foam beneath the bridge cover also helps to dampen any string chatter or unwanted top end, rounding out the vintage correct appointments on this bass. Weighing in at 10lbs even ("fully clothed' with both ashtray bridge and pickup covers), this bass has had a few slight setup tweaks here at our shop, Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, to ensure ideal action and intonation.

The thick veneer rosewood fretboard sits atop a one-piece maple neck with a well rounded medium C shaped profile. The profile has a perfectly smooth clear gloss nitro lacquer finish that feels great on the palm, and the neck has nice big shoulders with notable depth in the higher registers of the fretboard. The vintage style frets on the 7 1/4" radius fretboard show zero wear, with perfectly rounded and polished fret crowns. The headstock sports an era-correct Fender waterslide decal as well as clover button tuning machines with flawless chrome plating. In fact, we only removed the factory plastic shrink wrap on the tuner buttons for these photos!

The electronics all work flawlessly, the chrome hardware is in perfect shape, and the three-ply white pickguard still has the thin layer of protective plastic covering it. The gloss black lacquer finish is showroom clean, with a tiny bit of expected swirling in the clear coat from the factory buffing wheel, but that's about it! This bass has been safely stored in its case since new, and will stay that way until it finds a new home!

The original hardshell case, case candy, and hang tags are all included.
Year Condition Color Case
2015 Mint Black Original Hard

$1,549.99

Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar
Michael John Ball
206.399.8518
Seattle, WA
2:14 PM
Mon-Tues: By Appt. Wed-Sat: 10:30AM-6:30PM Sun: Closed

We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, USPS Money Orders and Bank Wire Transfers. We buy, sell, consign and trade and are always willing to work with you to find a creative way to complete your purchase. We offer a 30 day layaway with a 25% non-refundable deposit. We’re also willing to extend layaways beyond 30 days on a case by case basis.

Orders within the Continental USA are shipped USPS Parcel Select unless they weigh over 70lbs, in which case we ship FedEx Ground. International orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail International, and in some cases Global Express (where Priority is not offered). We are happy to oblige our buyers and use more expedited shipping services if requested and all orders are shipped within three business days or receiving cleared payment.

We are happy to offer a 48 hour approval period after delivery on all of the items sold through Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. We will accept returns only if the item has been misrepresented in regards to originality and condition. We do our absolute best to accurately describe the tonal properties of our instruments, but will not accept returns based on the subjective nature of "tone," In the event of a return, the customer pays all shipping and insurance costs and any other credit card or Paypal fees associated with the transaction. With that said, we go to great lengths to ensure with 100% confidence that you are getting the exact item you purchased in the condition and originality described.