Skip to content

Fender Custom Shop 1968 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic Aged Black With Case

SKU 08FCS054
by Fender
Sold out
Original price $ 4,700.00 - Original price $ 4,700.00
Original price
$ 4,700.00
$ 4,700.00 - $ 4,700.00
Current price $ 4,700.00

Fender Custom Shop

A rare find for this year, the ’68 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic has some stunning features that made this bass a favorite for players and pros. Of particular interest and importance is a rarely found design combination from that year: a maple fingerboard with black block inlays. The two-piece select alder body has a comfortably worn lacquer finish, and the quartersawn maple neck features a ’60s-style “Jazz Bass U” profile, vintage 7.25”-radius quartersawn maple fingerboard and 20 medium jumbo (6150) frets.

For the finish package, we went with Journeyman Relic - it has the appearance of a bass that was cared for but played extensively for years.  You'll see finish checking, small dings and scratches, but not anything seriously worn or beat up.

Custom Shop hand-wound vintage Jazz Bass pickups yield compelling and dynamic tones with the classic three-knob Jazz Bass control configuration (middle pickup volume, bridge pickup volume, master tone). Other features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, four-saddle vintage-style bridge, vintage-style tuning machines and a bone nut.

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).  Also includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.  

This is one of the cooler Custom Shop basses we've had here.  But it's not just about the look (though it is amazing)'s also one of the best sounding and feeling Custom Shop basses we've had.  This '68 Jazz is special.  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 # CZ562827
  • Part# 9235001595
  • Weight: 9.1 lbs
  • Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer with WLS Undercoat
  • Color: Aged Black
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
  • Pickups: Custom Shop Handwound Vintage J-Bass Rhythm / Lead
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Quartersawn Maple - Light Tint
  • Neck Note: Black Binding and Black Blocks
  • Fretboard: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Polyurethane with Lacquer Headcap face (medium tint) and light checking
  • Neck Shape: 60 J-Bass "U"
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets: 20
  • Fretwire: Medium Jumbo 6150
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • 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 Bass Black / Red Interior