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.
Other specifications of the Fender American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass includes:
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:Round-Laminated Rosewood or 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 Electronics Neck Pickup: American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass® Bridge Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil '74 Jazz Bass® Controls: Volume 1. (Middle 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: 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 Accessories Case:Vintage Black (Orange Interior) Miscellaneous Strings: Fender® USA 7250M, NPS, (.045-.105 Gauges) 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 9 lbs 9 oz #V1633873
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