FENDER JAZZ BASS (1965-1974)


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1965 to 1974

When CBS bought the Fender companies in 1965 a number of minor changes were made to the Fender Jazz bass. During 1965  bound rosewood fingerboards with pearloid dot position inlays were introduced replacing the original clay inlays of the early 1960s. The machine heads were changed to oval shaped. Block-shaped fingerboard inlays and an optional maple fingerboard were introduced in 1966. At first necks with rosewood fretboards received pearloid blocks and binding and maple fretboard necks received black. Fender switched to pearloid blocks and binding on all Jazz Bass necks in mid-to-late 1974.

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Body materialalder body
Pickguard materialtortoiseshell pickguard


Bridgebridge-cover, fixed bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Finish colorsblack finish, blonde finish
Number of strings4 strings


Number of frets20 fret


Pickups configuration2 jazz bass style pickups


Tone controls2 stacked tone controls
Volume controls2 stacked volume controls

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