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Body: Original finish, alder body
Neck: Maple neck with a medium "C" profile , 1 1/2" wide nut, rosewood veneer fretboard, 7.25" radius, and dot inlays (.77" inches thick at 1st fret, .96" at 12th fret, neck stamp reads "7MAR65A")
Pickups/Hardware: (rated at 8.3kOhms in the neck and 7.5k in the bridge), independent volume controls, tone control (original electronics with 1965 pot dates and grey bobbin pickups.)
Cosmetic Condition: This is vintage Jazz Bass you've been looking for. This one is for those folks that really appreciate the beautiful way that Lake Placid Blue ages over time. There is some heavy play wear all around and checking throughout the finish. The top has a ton of character with some deep checking that reveals the white undercoat in spots. Aside from the checking the bass has mostly moderate dings and dents around the edges but no serious damage. There is considerable buckle rash on the back of the body that has worn right through the finish. The backside of the body also has a "shadow" from a "69" sticker that has been removed sometime ago. Just like the rest of the bass, the back is riddled with checking and small dents that just adds to the mojo. The neck has worn in just right with some usual dents but no signs of splits or heavy gouges. It plays great with just the right amount of gloss left in the lacquer. The matching headstock is also nicely checked but in nice shape with mostly minor wear around the edges and no signs of any repairs or cracks. This my friends, is the stuff dreams are made of.
Playability: The bass plays great and frets cleanly across the board. The strings are set up nice with medium action. The bass plays best with light gauge strings (100-45s or smaller).
Modifications/Repairs: There is a shadow from a "69" sticker that has been removed on the back of the body. The bass is all original otherwise.
Weight: 9lbs 3oz
Case: Original hardshell in fair condition, hinges have loosened and the case opens much wider than usual. Plenty of wear around the edges and one broken latch, but overall the case is intact.
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