Fender Custom Shop 1966 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic Black With Case
Fender was clearly having fun when it designed the 1966 Jazz Bass®. The evolution of the instrument reached new heights that year, with striking new features including neck binding, block inlays and paddle tuners. We love the original so much that the 1966 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic® has been created to nearly the exact specifications of the original, with some streamlined upgrades.
We chose the specs on this bass to perfectly recreate a bass made in 1966, with the added touch of a matching headstock. The Journeyman Relic lacquer finish on the two-piece alder body has a terrific worn-in look and feel. The stable rift-sawn maple neck has a comfortable “U” profile, and the 7.25”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard has narrow tall frets, plus mother-of-pearl block inlays and parchment binding for a classic signature look. The block inlays really pop against the rosewood fretboard, and upon closer inspection, you can see the aging applied to them as well as the binding. It's a great example of the extreme attention to detail that the Fender Custom Shop gives to these instruments.
This is an extremely comfortable bass to play, with the smooth neck, perfectly worn in. And, it's surprisingly lightweight. If you're in the market for a vintage style Jazz bass that has an extremely cool mid-60's vibe, this is it.
Other features include a vintage-correct headstock strap button, nitrocellulose brown shell pickguard, finger rest, and vintage-style tuning machines with “paddle” buttons. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Come to Club Fender at Truetone Music to give it a spin, or get it right here right now.