Dating a fender jazz bass

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The sound of the Jazz Bass has been fundamental in the development of signature sounds in certain musical genres, such as funk, disco, reggae, blues, progressive rock, heavy metal and jazz fusion.

First introduced in 1960 as the Deluxe Model, it was marketed as a stablemate to the Jazzmaster guitar which was also marketed as a Deluxe Model in its own right.

Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses, although there were periods when this was not consistently done (1973 to 1981, for example) or simply omitted.

instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.

Available in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White, Black and Natural.

Price 1950 euro ( sold) Here we have one of the most sought after Fender replicas.

This is the Tokai Jazz Sound, a lawsuit copy bass from 1984.

It was renamed the Jazz Bass as Fender felt that its redesigned neck—narrower and more rounded than that of the Precision Bass—would appeal more to jazz musicians.

The Jazz Bass has two single coil pickups with two pole pieces per string.

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