Fender Custom Shop 1964 Jazz Bass Closet Classic Lake Placid Blue With Case
At Truetone Music, we love Fender Custom Shop Basses. We also know that bass players recognize that this is where some of the world's greatest basses are made. For this reason, we decided to create a run of basses, all of which use 1964 as the base model year, all with matching headstocks, in a variety of classic colors.
For this one, we went with one of our favorite colors - Lake Placid Blue. It's one of the most recognizable custom colors that Fender offered back in the day, and gives this bass a great vintage vibe, especially with the added touch of a matching headstock.
For the finish package, we went with Closet Classic, with heavy checking to give it a bit more character. As the name suggests, this creates the appearance of an instrument that was made 50 - 60 years, but was then put away in it's case. You'll see finish checking, some of the glossiness muted, and hardware without the shine. To further the uniqueness, we had the finish removed from the back of the neck. This gives you a truly broken in feel, making this bass an absolute pleasure to play.
Two Custom Shop Vintage Jazz single-coil pickups provide 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 clay dots. We added two modern tweaks to make it a little more playable - a 9.5" radius and Narrow Tall (6105) frets.
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 hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
This is an amazing looking, sounding and feeling Custom Shop '64 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 # R118136
- Part# 9231014515
- Weight: 9.3 lbs
- Finish Package: Closet Classic with Heavy Checking
- Finish: Nitro Lacquer
- Color: Lake Placid Blue with Matching Headstock
- Pickguard: Parchment
- Pickups: Custom Shop Vintage J-Bass Rhythm / Lead
- Body: Alder - Sort for Lightweight
- Neck: Quartersawn Maple - Medium Tint
- Neck Note: Relic Back of Neck, Remove Finish
- Fretboard: AAA Rosewood - Sort for Dark
- Neck Shape: 60 J-Bass "U"
- Nut: Bone
- 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"
- Tuners: Vintage
- Bridge: Vintage
- Case: Custom Shop Deluxe Bass Black / Red Interior