The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.
When Don Randall at Fender Sales requested a more sophisticated, high-end bass model, the now iconic Jazz Bass® was the result. The neck was narrower at the nut, providing a faster and more effortless feel and the sleek new body style mirrored the offset contoured style of the Jazzmaster®. By 1966, evolution of the instrument reached new heights with striking new features.
The American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass features a comfortable "U" shape hard rock maple neck, and it plays like a dream with a 7.25" radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this J-Bass® is offered with white neck binding, pearl dots, two volume controls with master tone, matching painted headstock and 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard. The 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles, vintage-style "lollipop" tuners and Pure Vintage '66 Jazz Bass pickups deliver classic thump and style.
The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.
SERIES - American Vintage II
ORIENTATION - Right-Hand
COLOR - Olympic White
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN - US
HEADSTOCK - Jazz Bass®
NECK MATERIAL - Maple
NECK FINISH - Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE - 1966 "U"
NECK CONSTRUCTION - 4-Bolt
FINGERBOARD RADIUS - 7.25" (184.1 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL - Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
POSITION INLAYS - White Pearloid Dot - 7mm
SIDE DOTS - Black
NUMBER OF FRETS - 20
TRUSS ROD - Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
TRUSS ROD NUT - Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
STRING NUT - Bone
NUT WIDTH - 1.5" (38.1 mm)
NUT MATERIAL - Bone
BODY - Alder
BODY FINISH - Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
BODY SHAPE - Jazz Bass®
BODY MATERIAL - Alder
BRIDGE - Pure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE - Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
BRIDGE MOUNTING - 5-Screw Vintage-Style
PICKGUARD - 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
PICKUP COVERS - Black
CONTROL KNOBS - Black Plastic
HARDWARE FINISH - Nickel/Chrome
TUNING MACHINES - Pure Vintage ‘Lollipop’
STRING TREES - Vintage-Style Disc
STRINGS - Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
NECK PLATE - 4-Bolt with "F" Logo, Serialized
STRAP BUTTONS - Vintage-Style
BRIDGE PICKUP - Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
MIDDLE PICKUP - Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
PICKUP CONFIGURATION - SS
CONTROLS - Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
SWITCHING - None
DIMENSIONS - 6.50x17.40x43.70 IN
SHIPPING WEIGHT - 22.90 LB
FRET SIZE - Vintage Tall
SCALE LENGTH - 34" (86.36 cm)
SHIPPING LENGTH - 43.70 IN
SHIPPING HEIGHT - 6.50 IN
SHIPPING WIDTH - 17.40 IN
RECOMMENED GIG BAG - FB1225 Electric Bass Gig Bag, P/N 0991622406 (Not Included)
COMMODITY CODE - 9207901000
STYLE - 2 Single-Coil
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