VINTAGE 1974 JAZZ BASS STYLE
For the bassist who craves pure vintage Fender style, the American Vintage series presents original-era model year basses built with meticulous attention to accurate detail that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life.
If you prize the Jazz Bass and love the 1970s, this bass was made for you. A pure, powerful and proven instrument with singing high end and guttural growl, the mid-'70s Jazz Bass is an elemental must-have classic stylishly built with the heart of rock and the soul of funk. Built using original tooling and based on actual 1974 models we tracked down, the U.S.-made American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass honors a great instrument from a fantastic era.
Significant changes were afoot in 1974 for the Jazz Bass®. The bridge pickup had been moved about half an inch closer to the bridge only the year before, and 1974 saw the last of the four-bolt necks for quite a while. Further, the slim C-shaped maple neck was re-sculpted with a meatier U-shaped profile (and acquired a walnut "skunk" stripe), white fingerboard binding and pearl block inlays made their first appearance, headstock "bullet" truss rod nuts were first adopted, and black pickguards replaced their longstanding tortoiseshell predecessors.
The American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass encompasses many of the above features and is the sole member of the new American Vintage bass lineup to offer a choice of maple and round-laminated rosewood fingerboards, each with white binding, pearl block inlays and 20 vintage-style frets. Other authentic features include a urethane-finished alder body (ash on Natural-finish model), three-ply black/white/black pickguard (three-ply white/black/white on Black model), new American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, upper-mounted thumb rest, vintage-style bridge with single-groove steel "barrel" saddles, '70s-style "Fender"-stamped open-gear tuners, four-bolt "F"-stamped neck plate, chrome pickup and "F"-stamped bridge covers with vintage-accurate positioning, and more. Available in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White, Black and Natural.
- Alder body (ash on Natural-finish model)
- Thicker neck with "U"-shaped profile
- Maple and round-laminated rosewood fingerboards with white binding and pearl block inlays
- Specially voiced pickups with period-correct bridge pickup positioning
- Upper-mounted thumb rest
- Vintage-style "Fender"-stamped tuners and neck plate
- Chrome pickup and "F" stamped bridge covers with period-correct positioning
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