Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst Bass With Case
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.
Model Name: American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0190170800
Series: American Vintage II
Color: 3-Color Sunburst
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)
Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot - 7mm
Side Dots: Black
Number of Frets: 20
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Nut Material: Bone
Fret Size: Vintage Tall
Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
Bridge: Pure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage ‘Lollipop’
Strings: Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
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
Style: 2 Single-Coil
Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)