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The Fender Custom Shop '64 Jazz Bass, Closet Classic 3 Color Sunburst is a professional-grade instrument designed to deliver exceptional performance and a classic vintage look. Fender has been known for its innovation in creating instruments that revolutionized the music industry, and the Jazz Bass is no exception. It was introduced in 1960 as a successor to the Precision Bass, and it quickly gained popularity among bass players for its unique sound and playability. Today, the Fender Custom Shop '64 Jazz Bass continues to embody the spirit of its predecessors, with updated features that make it a modern classic.
The Closet Classic 3 Color Sunburst Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish on this Jazz Bass is a standout feature that makes it look and feel like a vintage instrument. Nitrocellulose lacquer is a finish that has been used in guitar manufacturing for decades. It is a thin, porous, and flexible coating that enhances the natural resonance of the wood. Nitro finishes age and wear differently over time, depending on factors such as exposure to light and moisture, as well as the way they are played and handled. The Closet Classic treatment is a proprietary aging process that Fender uses to create the appearance of natural wear and tear on a new instrument. The result is an instrument that looks and feels like it has been played for decades, with the warm and rich tone that comes with a vintage instrument.
The body of the Fender Custom Shop '64 Jazz Bass is made of 2pc alder, which is known for its balanced tone and resonance, making it an ideal choice for the Jazz Bass. The neck is made of quarter-sawn maple, which provides a stable and responsive feel, and the flat lam AAA rosewood fingerboard has gradations of chocolate browns with no overly bright streaks. The vintage upgrade 45085 frets are medium-jumbo in size.
The '60 J-bass "U" neck profile is a nod to the Jazz Basses of the 1960s, with a thickness that ranges from .790" to .990". This profile is known for its comfortable and fast-playing feel, making it a favorite among bass players of all levels. The vintage J-Bass Rhythm pickup and vintage J-Bass Lead electronics, controlled by a '64 J-Bass system, provide a classic sound that can be customized to suit any musical style. The bridge is a P/J Bass model complete with the vintage cover.
Ships complete with a Fender Custom Shop hardshell case in black with blue interior.
|Body Material:||Alder, 2 Piece|
|Neck Material:||Quarter Sawn Maple|
|Fingerboard Material:||Flat Lam AAA Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||White .250" Micarta Dots|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass|
|Fret:||Vintage Upgrade 45085|
|Neck Profile:||'60 J-bass "U", .790"-.990"|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage Bass Nickel|
|Neck Pick-up:||Vintage J-Bass Rhythm|
|Middle Pickup:||Vintage J-Bass Lead|
|Finish:||Closet Classic, 3 Color Sunburst, Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Case:||Fender Custom Shop J-Bass Black|