Fender American Original 60s Precision Bass Rosewood Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst
The Fender American Original '60s Jazz Bass RW, 3-Tone Sunburst delivers all the tones and styles which made the Jazz Bass a favourite amongst working bassists in the 60s. Its classic body shape provides players with an incredibly comfortable playing experience, while its lacquer finish allows the tonewoods to breath with its natural resonance and age in an appealing way. The combination between the maple neck's slim 60s ''C'' profile and the rosewood fingerboard's 9.5'' radius provides players with an incredibly agile playing feel. To deliver a truly vintage tone, the American Original Jazz Bass is equipped with a set of True Vintage '64 Single-coils designed to be as period-correct as possible, from its enamel-coated coil wire to its cloth covered output wire, fibre bobbins, and alnico 5 magnets. Finished off with vintage-tall frets, vintage-style hardware, and a vintage style hardshell case, the Fender American Original '60s Jazz Bass embodies everything that made the 60's Jazz Bass such an icon.
The 60s Jazz Bass features a classic design instantly recognisable as Fender, and was first introduced in 1960 and been popular ever since. Players can benefit from a comfortable performance with its stylish cutaway design, offering easy access to the higher frets and improving playability. The American Original Bass’ lacquer finish is considered one of the greatest original-era Fender finishes, with its thin, porous, and delicate coating allowing the tonewoods to breath with their natural tonal character and resonance. The lacquer is also known to wear and age in a certain way that appeals to many players.
The American Original 60s Bass features an alder body, producing balanced, resonant tones with plenty of clarity and midrange bite ideal for the versatile musician. The alder tonewood provides a decent amount of sustain, creating bright, sizzling highs, beautifully rounded lows, and a beefy midrange. Fender have used alder as their tonewood of choice since the 1950s, as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing.
The addition of a maple neck provides the Fender American Original with a beautifully bright characteristic, tightening up the overall tonality and deliver plenty of cut. Its 60’s slim ‘’C’’ profile and 9.5’’ radius provides an incredibly comfortable performance, delivering an agile playing feel many players will appreciate. The neck is coupled with a rosewood fingerboard to enhance the ‘60s Jazz Bass with warm, soft tones, and ‘fur up’ the maple’s harsh edges for a sizzling high end and an open midrange attack. The rosewood’s naturally oily surface allows any stray overtones to be absorbed into the pours, offering the bass a natural fundamental tone, while the maple delivers a powerfully sharp punch when the strings are hit hard.
The American Original ‘60s Jazz Bass is equipped with a set of Pure Vintage ’64 Single-Coils, which deliver beautifully vintage-style tones and project sonically pleasing nostalgia of the 60s. These powerful pickups are designed to be as period-correct as possible, featuring a vintage construction, enamel-coated wire, cloth-covered output wires, fibre bobbins, and classic alnico 5 magnets. While its enamel-coated magnet wire provides a warm, vintage-like tone, the alnico 5 magnets infuse the Pure Vintage pickups with an incredibly focused and dynamic performance. Players are certain to benefit from these period-accurate pickups, offering the deep, growling tones and articulate punch of the legendary bass that helped make the 60s decade so iconic.
Along with its amazing tone and looks, the Fender Jazz Bass also features a bone nut which adds to its classic aesthetic. The main purpose of using a bone nut, compared to modern materials, is the bone offers excellent resonance and sustain. A bone nut also delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. In addition, this type of nut naturally self-lubricates and helps the guitar to stay in tune for longer.
Introduced in 1960, Fender welcomed a new decade by debuting a deluxe bass guitar, the Jazz Bass. Sleek and supercharged with dual pickups, a slim neck and a curvaceous offset waist, the Jazz Bass has ruled the world of electric bass ever since Fender first introduced it. The versatile and unmistakable tone, effortless feel and performance make the Jazz Bass the number-one choice for professional bassists worldwide.
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