Fender Celebrates 75 Years with Anniversary Basses

Fender 75 Anniversary Jazz Bass Platinum

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Fender, and the company is celebrating with a special series of instruments to commemorate the occasion. The lineup includes the US-made Platinum Anniversary Series as well as the Mexican-made Diamond Anniversary Series. Each will include Jazz Bass and Precision Bass models.

“In 1946, Clarence Leonidas ‘Leo’ Fender created Fender Electric Instrument Company and changed the trajectory of modern music forever,” the company writes. “The 75th Anniversary Series celebrates Leo’s bold, revolutionary designs with special versions of the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass guitars. Featuring unique finishes, premium pickups and remarkably comfortable necks, these instruments honor the timeless Fender designs that reshaped music.”

The 75th Platinum Anniversary Precision Bass and Jazz Bass are built with ash bodies that come in a two-color Bourbon Burst. Common features also include one-piece maple necks, custom shop pickups, and gold 75th anniversary badging. Fender ships the line in a custom Inca Silver molded hardshell case with plush Lake Placid Blue Interior, complete with a certificate of authenticity.

The Ensenada-built Diamond Series models have alder bodies in a limited Diamond Anniversary metallic finish. The Jazz bass has vintage-style ‘60s pickups while the Precision’s pickups are based on those of the ‘50s. Each has a modern “C” neck shape and an anniversary neck plate.

Fender’s 75th Platinum Anniversary will carry street prices of $1,999 for the P-bass and $2,049 for the J-bass, while the Diamond Anniversary versions will go for $849 each. They are all expected to ship next month.

Fender 75th Anniversary Commemorative Jazz Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Ash
Neck:Maple
Neck Shape:Slim “C”
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Frets:20
Inlays:White Dot
Pickups:Custom Shop ’60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls:Volume/Volume/Tone
Bridge:4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Top-Load)
Tuners:Pure Vintage ’70s with Fender Logo
Pickguard:3-ply Mint Green
Finish:2-Color Bourbon Burst
Other:Made in USA, Gold Hardware and anniversary badging, Certificate of Authenticity
Case:Custom Inca Silver molded hardshell case with plush Lake Placid Blue interior

Fender 75th Anniversary Commemorative Precision Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Ash
Neck:Maple
Neck Shape:Slim “C”
Fingerboard:Maple
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Frets:20
Inlays:Black Dot
Pickups:Custom Shop ’62 Precision Bass Split Single-Coil
Controls:Volume/Tone
Bridge:4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Top-Load)
Tuners:Pure Vintage ’70s with Fender Logo
Pickguard:3-ply Mint Green
Finish:2-Color Bourbon Burst
Other:Made in USA, Gold Hardware and anniversary badging, Certificate of Authenticity
Case:Custom Inca Silver molded hardshell case with plush Lake Placid Blue interior

Fender 75th Anniversary Jazz Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Neck:Maple
Neck Shape:Modern “C”
Fingerboard:Maple
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Frets:20
Inlays:Black Dot
Pickups:Vintage-Style ’60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls:Volume/Volume/Tone
Bridge:4-Saddle Standard
Tuners:Standard Open Gear
Pickguard:3-ply Black/White/Black
Finish:Diamond Anniversary
Other:Made in Mexico, anniversary neck plate
Case:Deluxe Gig Bag

Fender 75th Anniversary Precision Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Neck:Maple
Neck Shape:Modern “C”
Fingerboard:Maple
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Frets:20
Inlays:Black Dot
Pickups:Vintage-Style ’50s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls:Volume/Tone
Bridge:4-Saddle Standard
Tuners:Standard Open Gear
Pickguard:3-ply Black/White/Black
Finish:Diamond Anniversary
Other:Made in Mexico, anniversary neck plate
Case:Deluxe Gig Bag

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  1. MARK B

    COOL , I ALREADY HAVE A FENDER JAZZ BASS BUT I COULD USE ANOTHER