Up for sale, a 1965 Fender Jazz Bass in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A stunning transitional model with an unbound Brazilian rosewood fretboard and L-prefix serial number, this bass features 100% original electronics and a top tier body-only refinish courtesy of Gord Miller in an aged Inca Silver. Perfect for the player seeking a Pre-CBS Jazz Bass tonal breadth and feel yet without the price that a pre-65 model commands, this particular bass is lightweight, resonant, and well-suited to stage and studio work. Weighing 8lbs 11oz and very well balanced on a strap, this bass delivers the full, dynamic tone that has made the Jazz Bass a classic for six decades.
Acoustically and through an amp, the sound is particularly round with an accentuated upper midrange, smooth burp, and a broad, articulate sound. Back the tone control off a touch, or roll it all the way down for everything from brighter textures to pure, mellow Motown fullness.
This bass has been professionally setup with comfortable, low action and a set of medium tension flatwound 45-100 strings. The maple neck has a silky smooth and nigh flawless neck profile, with a slender C profile carve at the nut, tapering with more roundness up the neck and measuring.
799 at the 1st fret and. The truss rod nut is flush with the end of the fretboard, the neck is straight, and the May, 1965 date stamp is intact and bold on the heel. The Brazilian rosewood fretboard features pearl dot inlay, and the board has been refretted with vintage-spec slender 6230 fretwire which has well-rounded crowns, showing only a touch of wear beneath the A and D strings on frets 1-4.The nut is a modern replacement, measuring 1 1/2 in width. On the headstock, the original long stem clover button tuning machines are intact, turning smoothly with clean chrome plating. The headstock (and neck) finish is original, and the stock Jazz Bass waterslide decal is fully intact. On the body, all of the original electronics work as they should, with original windings on both gray bobbin pickups. The CTS pots date to the 18th week of 1965, and the stock ceramic disc tone cap is tucked away over the tone pot just like the day it left the factory.
The hardware includes the original bridge with knurled saddles, as well as the original control plate, knobs, and white pickguard. The body-only nitro lacquer refinish was executed by Gord Miller, widely considered to be one of the best in the business. The Inca Silver lacquer has a purposefully aged clear coat, giving the bass a golden hue not dissimilar from Shoreline Gold. As part of the aging process, Gold simulated a "tan line" around the bridge position ashtray cover, with less aging of the clear coat where the forearm crosses the top as well.
There is a very small route at the edge of the control cavity, covered by the control plate, and the bass shows buckle rash on the back and a few scattered nicks along the body edges. The original neck and headstock finish is fully intact with no overspray, and the finish on the majority of the profile has been naturally worn to the smooth, bare maple from decades of contact with the palm of the hand. A vintage Fender black tolex hardshell case is included.
The case has a no-tail raised Fender logo on the exterior, clean black leather ends, all of the original latches, and the stock handle. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions!
International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1965 Fender Jazz Bass Vintage Electric Bass Guitar Inca Silver with Case" is in sale since Thursday, January 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington.
This item can be shipped worldwide.