Fender Custom Shop 1961 Jazz Bass Heavy Relic 3-Tone Sunburst With Case
The Fender Custom Shop is known for creating some of the world's greatest basses, and for perfecting the look, feel and sound of classic models from the vintage era. This 1961 Jazz Bass is a great example of this.
We went for a classic look: 3-Tone Sunburst with a Tortoise Shell pickguard. For the finish package, we went with Heavy Relic - it has the appearance of a bass that was played extensively for years, perhaps as a previous weapon of choice and travel companion for countless tours. You'll see finish checking, serious wear, paint worn off (down to the wood in some places), multiple dings and scratches, and an extremely worn in neck, providing maximum comfort. We ask for this specifically, not just to further the vintage vibe, but to also improve on the playability. This gives you a truly broken in feel, making this bass an absolute pleasure to play.
Two Custom Shop Handwound Vintage Jazz single-coil pickups are wired to individual volume controls for a variety of tones from classic Jazz Bass growl, to funky slap, to more aggressive modern sounds. The rock solid quartersawn maple neck is topped off with a nice dark rosewood board, and a 9.50" radius. That, along with the medium jumbo frets, gives a touch of modern playability to go along with the overal vintage vibe.
The bass comes with the bridge and pickup covers installed, which of course can be removed (if you'd like us to do so, that's no problem). It includes a vintage style Deluxe brown hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
This is an amazing looking, sounding and feeling Custom Shop '61 Jazz. Come to Club Fender @ Truetone Music to check it out, or order it right here right now to get it sent straight to your home.
- Serial # CZ569263
- Part# 9231012906
- Weight: 9.1 lbs
- Finish Package: Heavy Relic
- Finish: Nitro Lacquer
- Color: 3-Tone Sunburst
- Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
- Pickups: Custom Shop Handwound Vintage J-Bass Rhythm / Lead
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Quartersawn Maple - Medium Tint
- Neck Note: Heavy Relic Back of Neck, Remove Finish; include 3rd strap button
- Fretboard: AAA Rosewood
- Neck Shape: 60 J-Bass "U"
- Nut: Bone
- Frets: 20
- Fretwire: Medium Jumbo 6150
- Radius: 9.50"
- Neck Nut Width: 1.500"
- Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .790"
- Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .990"
- Neck Butt Width: 2.500"
- Tuners: Vintage
- Bridge: Vintage
- Case: Deluxe Brown