Fender Custom Shop 1962 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic Surf Green Burst with Case
Original price $ 4,700.00 - Original price $ 4,700.00
$ 4,700.00 - $ 4,700.00
Current price $ 4,700.00
Truetone Color Set - Surf Green Burst
Introduced in 1960 as Fender’s new “deluxe” bass guitar model, the Jazz Bass featured a sleek offset body, a notably slim neck, two pickups and controls that provided a wealth of tonal options. Gorgeous and versatile, it was an immediate bass hit. The Jazz Bass has continued to change over the years, but for many, stepping back to how it was done in the 60's is the way to go. The Fender Custom Shop excels at recreating the look, feel and sound of these instruments, often with special tweaks. That's where we decided to go with this one.
As part of a close partnership with the Fender Custom Shop, Truetone Music cooked up an exclusive run of guitars, known as "Truetone Color Sets". It's where we do a quartet of instruments - Strat, Tele, Jazzmaster and Jazz bass - all in the same color, as a matching set. For the colors, we picked unique ones that are rarely ever seen. In this case, it's Surf Green Burst, one of the coolest and most eye-catching colors that we've come across. It's not even shown in the list of Custom Shop colors - this is something we saw in an article about vintage Fender instruments, and had to ask if it could be done. When the answer came back as "yes", we knew we had to choose it as a color set.
The result is actually cooler than we thought it would be. Surf Green Burst has immediately become a favorite amongst us, and its totally unique look is why we love doing this with the Custom Shop. There's no sense in us describing it - just look at the photos and you'll see why.
We chose to do this one as a Journeyman Relic to accent the vintage vibe. With that comes heavy checking, some light wear, and a totally "broken in" feeling neck. We specifically asked the Custom Shop to wear the finish off of the back of the neck, making it super comfortable to play.
This Custom Shop '62 Jazz Bass is a testament to their ability to pull off vintage recreations with modern playability. It features a period correct 60 "U" neck shape (quartersawn maple), classic vintage-voiced pickups, and a mostly otherwise traditional design. We went with a 9.5" radius and Narrow Tall (6105) frets - this is one of the most common and popular modifications to vintage-styled instruments out of the Custom Shop. So, you get a modern feel on a vintage style bass.
For the pickups, we kept it real, going with the base model Custom Shop Vintage Jazz Bass pickup set. These recreate the sound of a classic mid-60's Jazz bass and are versatile enough for a variety of styles of playing. Other features include a 4-ply tortoise shell pickguard, vintage clay dots, a vintage bridge and tuning machines, old school metal covers, and a bone nut. It also includes a Custom Shop hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
This is an extra special Jazz bass, as part of a Truetone-exclusive color set in Surf Green Burst You haven't seen it before, because it's the first and only to ever exist exactly like it. Come to Club Fender at Truetone Music to check it out, or order right here to have it shipped to your home.
- Serial # R130751
- Part # 9231015041
- Weight: 9.0 lbs
- Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
- Finish: Nitro Lacquer
- Color: Surf Green Burst
- Pickguard: 4-ply Tortoise Shell
- Neck Pickup: Vintage Jazz Bass
- Bridge Pickup: Vintage Jazz Bass
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Quartersawn Maple
- Note: Remove Finish From Back of Neck
- Tint: Medium
- Fretboard: AAA Rosewood (Flat Lam) - Sort for Dark
- Neck Shape: 60 J-Bass "U"
- Frets: 20
- Fretwire: Narrow Tall / 6105
- Radius: 9.5"
- Neck Nut Width: 1.500"
- Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .790"
- Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .990"
- Neck Butt Width: 2.500"
- Dots: Vintage Clay
- Tuners: Vintage
- Nut: Bone
- Bridge: Vintage
- Case: Custom Shop Deluxe Brown
Part # 9231015041