Fender is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Jazz Bass model with a special edition that brings together features of the past and present. Though the style has remained mostly unchanged, the Jazz Bass has had some tweaking through its first 50 years, especially during the ’60s and ’70s.
The Fender 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass features ’60s-era styled finish in Candy Apple Red, with chrome pickup and bridge covers as well as white Pearloid block fingerboard inlays. From the ’70s come the bass-side thumb rest and the placement of the bridge pickup. The tuning machines, high-mass styled bridge, and Posiflex neck support rods are all features that the Jazz Bass has enjoyed through the modern-era.
The 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass will come with a black hardshell case, with a cable, strap, polishing cloth, and a collectible brochure to boot. It will be available in early April 2010, and will have a list price of $2,799.99.
Fender 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass Details:
|Finish:||’60s-era nitrocellulose Candy Apple Red finish, headstock logo|
|Neck:||Graphite Reinforced Maple Modern “C”-shape Neck with 20 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard|
|Pickups:||Two 75 Vintage Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickups|
|Hardware:||Chrome pickup/bridge covers, modern-era tuning machines, high-mass vintage-style bridge and Posiflex neck support rods, ’70s-era bridge pickup placement and bass-side thumb rest|
|Case:||Hardshell Case included|
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