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Fender’s American Original ‘70s Jazz Bass honors its emergence as one of the most popular and versatile tools for bassists of all styles and a bona-fide go-to for both studio and live work. Featuring a “’70’s U” neck shape and Pure Vintage ’75 Jazz Bass pickups, this bass keeps it true to the original, updating only the fretboard radius for modern playability.
About Fender American Original Series:
Founded by Leo Fender in 1938 as Fender’s Radio Service, what is now the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation began making electric guitars and amplifiers in 1945. The rest, as they say, is history. Creator of the world’s first mass-produced, and by far most popular, solid-bodied electric, Fender is now the world’s leading guitar manufacturer.
Picking up where the celebrated American Vintage Series left off, the Fender American Original Series features re-imagined, “best-of-the-decade” versions of some of the most legendary model years of the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jazz and Precision basses, updated for modern playability.
Model: American Original 70’s Jazz Bass
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck: Maple, 1975 “U”
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Fingerboard: Bound, Maple, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 20, Vintage Tall
Position Inlays: Pearloid Blocks
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.475” (37.46 mm)
Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
Pickups: Pure Vintage ‘75 Single-Coil Jazz Bass (BridgeMiddle)
Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage ‘70s with Fender Logo
Bridge: 4-Saddle Pure Vintage ‘70s with Single Groove Saddles
Pickguard: 3-Ply White/Black/White
Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Hardshell
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