Early 1982 Fender Jazz bass, bound rosewood dot-neck, S8 serial number, original black finish. Finish is in excellent condition, front and back, with minimal scratches and dents; sides of body on treble bouts have some slight scuffing, Pilot holes were drilled for a tailpiece cover, but it appears that one was never installed. Gorgeous bound rosewood neck with minimal playing wear, one of the last of the 3-bolt necks. 1982-style hardware specs with white pickup covers and white plastic knobs, yet on an earlier chrome Jazz control panel. Weighs in at 10-1/2 lbs. Original purple-lined transitional aftermarket (pre-plastic) no-Fender-logo, deluxe black tolex hard case in very good condition; all hardware and hinges intact; some small tears in the tolex and the leather ends; handle hardware weakened and broken plastic handle has been crudely, but effectively, repaired.

An incredible player with that great Fender Jazz tone. Not enough credit is given for the quality of these early "Smith basses" with their deep cutaways and neck profiles more like the old ones.

NOTE: Black guitars are incredibly difficult to photograph. Especially in trying to show all of the imperfections and getting a good balance on the white parts. In these photos, most of the body areas that show unevenness of color, white streaks or colored patterns are usually showing reflections. Any finish damages or imperfections of color are always addressed in text and shown in photos the best way we know how.

Black and Blacker

Black and Blacker

Original Hard
Black and Blacker
Leo Black / Eric Kister
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Buyer pays all costs for shipping and insurance. All shipping is calculated based on weight of guitar in case. USPS is our preferred carrier for items of value less than $5,000; you can get a good idea of all shipping costs on the website. Shipping is calculated from Chicago 60609.

All of our instruments are in the conditions as described. No attempt to deceive or misrepresent would ever be intended or tolerated. Any modifications or damages have been noted and photographed. So, even considering all sales are final, all sales issues are on a case-by-case basis; any disputes about condition or vintage must be addressed within 48 hours of receipt. Buyer pays all return shipping and insurance costs.