Fender Jazz Bass 1973 Sunburst

  • $3,250.00
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Summary: This vintage Fender Jazz bass is in superb condition and has some very cool Fender brass hardware. The large brass bridge is known as “The Claw” and was an aftermarket Fender offering as part of it's Brass Works line starting in the late '70s. It was made by "The Brass Factory" aka Kahler. It also has Fender brass knobs, screws, tug bar and thumb rest. The bass is in overall stunning condition and the fully bound neck with block inlays looks and plays great. It has just been setup by our in house guitar tech with flat wound strings and ships in a nice vintage hardshell case.

Body: Solid alder body, with 3 tone sunburst and 4 ply tortoise pickguard.

Neck: 34” scale maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, block inlays and 1.465” nut width.

Pickups/Hardware: It has 2 original Fender Jazz Bass single coils, 2 volumes, 1 tone, open gear Fender tuners, Fender branded brass tug bar and thumb rest, brass “The Claw” bridge, knurled brass knobs and chrome control plate.

Cosmetics: This bass is in fantastic condition with no major dings, dents, no cracks or breaks. There are some minor pick scratches on the top, some small dings and dents throughout the body and some buckle rash. Overall, this bass is in really great shape and was never abused.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has just inspected, setup and restrung this bass with a new set of flat wounds. The original frets are in near immaculate shape no no wear to mention and plenty of life left. The neck is very straight but there is just the slightest ramp-up at the very end making it fret out on the very last 3 or 4 frets just on the A and D strings. Other than that the bass is totally playable everywhere else on the fretboard without major buzzing or fretting out and the action is set low and comfortable.

Modifications: Aftermarket Fender Brass bridge, knobs & 2 thumb rests

Weight: 11 lbs, 1.5 oz.

Case: This bass comes with an nice vintage black aftermarket hardshell case with white plush interior and white piping. We will ship it professionally packed and fully insured!