Significant changes were afoot in 1974 for the Jazz Bass®. The bridge pickup had been moved about half an inch closer to the bridge only the year before, and 1974 saw the last of the four-bolt necks for quite a while. Further, the slim C-shaped maple neck was re-sculpted with a meatier U-shaped profile (and acquired a walnut "skunk" stripe), white fingerboard binding and pearl block inlays made their first appearance, headstock "bullet" truss rod nuts were first adopted, and black pickguards replaced their longstanding tortoiseshell predecessors.

The American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass encompasses many of the above features and is the sole member of the new American Vintage bass lineup to offer a choice of maple and round-laminated rosewood fingerboards, each with white binding, pearl block inlays and 20 vintage-style frets. Other authentic features include a urethane-finished alder body (ash on Natural-finish model), three-ply black/white/black pickguard (three-ply white/black/white on Black model), new American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, upper-mounted thumb rest, vintage-style bridge with single-groove steel "barrel" saddles, '70s-style "Fender"-stamped open-gear tuners, four-bolt "F"-stamped neck plate, chrome pickup and "F"-stamped bridge covers with vintage-accurate positioning, and more. Available in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White, Black and Natural.

Series: American Vintage
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Urethane
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Urethane
Neck Shape: "U" Shape
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.475" (37.46 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Head Stock Binding: White
Neck Pickup: American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil '74 Jazz Bass®
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Tuning Machines: American Vintage '70s Fender® Stamped Open-Gear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black , 3-Ply White/Black/White , 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized
Case/Gig Bag: Vintage Black (Orange Interior)
Other Features: Mounted Chrome Pickup and "F" Bridge Cover with Vintage- Accurate Positioning, Upper-Mounted Thumb Rest, Four-Bolt "F" Neck Plate, Walnut "Skunk" Stripe, White Neck Binding with White Pearloid Block Position Inlays
Year Condition Color Case
2013 (1974 reissue) Brand New Natural Original Hard


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