Pianos & Keyboards
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This jazz bass has seen no shortage of love over its 47 years of life. According to the serial, it was manufactured in the Fullterton plant, during the CBS era of Fender. All parts are completely original, besides the tone pot. It also appears to have had a different bridge (perhaps MusicMan) at some point, as evidenced by the plugs and screw holes near the bridge.
Functionally, the bass is perfect. There is no scratchiness to the electronics, and the neck feels fantastic. The frets still have plenty of life left in them, and are not sharp at all (in fact they feel lovely.) There's a significant amount of wear on the rear of the neck, however it surprisingly doesn't affect playability. You can feel little bumps and marks, however nothing that impacts your playing at all.
The body is in quite good condition for its age, with some usual checking and wear present. The olympic white has not faded to a full yellow yet, and instead appears more as an off-white.
The bass is currently strung with flatwound regular Ernie Ball strings, but can be restrung with anything as per request upon purchase.
Does not come with original case!