This Fender Custom Shop 1961 Jazz Bass Heavy Relic was custom built for the NAMM show and hand-selected by our staff. It has a Rosewood Fingerboard and is done in Aged Lake Placid Blue.
Originally released in 1960, the Jazz Bass was a robust-sounding, smooth-playing successor to the P Bass®. The 1961 Jazz Bass Heavy Relic is an homage to this iconic instrument, complete with vintage-style concentric knobs, and for the purists—felt mute tips in the case candy. The two-piece alder body is crafted from tone wood selected for its light weight and attractive grain, and wears a Heavy Relic lacquer finish, giving it the look and feel of a well-played vintage model with a long service life. The fast-playing, tinted quartersawn maple neck sports a “ ’60 J Bass U”-shaped profile, along with a modern 9.5”-radius fingerboard and 20 medium-jumbo frets that grant it a familiar feel. Packed with authentic Jazz Bass tone, the pair of Hand-Wound Vintage Jazz Bass pickups growl with pure power.
Other features include 4-ply Tortoiseshell pickguard, vintage-style J Bass bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Model Name: 1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®
Model #: 9235000857
Series: Time Machine
Country Of Origin: US
Color: Aged Lake Placid Blue
Body Finish: Lacquer
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: 1960 Jazz Bass® "U"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Relic®
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Strings: NPS, .045-.105 Gauges
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
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