Fender American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass


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The Fender American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass brings a classic instrument from a fantastic era into the hands of modern players.

Delving deep into Fender's rich heritage, the American Vintage series instruments give players of today an opportunity to experience the legendary tone, feel, looks and quality of classic Fender instruments from the mid-1950s to mid-1970s—all without the vintage price tag. Through extensive research and utilization of the same tooling & machinery as Fender's original instruments, the American Vintage instruments offer faithfully-recreated, vintage-accurate replicas of some of the most coveted guitars and basses in Fender history. From thinner, more authentic-looking lacquer finishes to period-correct neck shapes and specially-voiced pickups, the American Vintage series instruments are sure to take you back to the good ol' days.

Paying tribute to a legendary instrument from a fantastic era, Fender is proud to introduce the American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass, which gives today's players all the tone, style, features and appointments from J-Bass models from the mid-'70s. It sports an alder body (ash on the Natural-finish model) that comes dressed in Fender's authentic-looking Flash Coat Lacquer finish. For classic playability, the thicker "U"-shaped maple neck is capped with a 7.25"-radius maple or round-laminated rosewood 'board that houses vintage-style frets, a bone nut, and pearloid block inlays.

Under the hood, a pair of American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups dish out classic powerful, growling bass tones along with singing trebles. These pickups were specifically designed and voiced to deliver all of the vintage sonic magic of those mid-'70s vintage basses. The positioning of the bridge pickup is right up to spec with the originals.

The Fender American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass comes loaded up with all of the must-have features from '74, which includes a vintage-style 4-saddle American Vintage Bass bridge with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles, a set of Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear tuners, a mounted chrome pickup and "F" bridge cover, an upper-mounted thumb rest, a 4-bolt serialized "F" neck plate, a walnut "Skunk" stripe, and white neck binding. Comes with the full protection of an authentic-style, period-correct hardshell case and includes a variety of in-case reproduction extras and accessories.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Bass Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.475"
Neck Shape "U"
Fingerboard Radius 7.25"
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Alder (Ash on Natural Model)
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Pickup American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Bridge Type 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Fender Flash Coat Lacquer Body Finish

Urethane Neck Finish

Maple or Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard

Vintage-Style Frets and Heel Adjust Truss Rod

Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone

Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear Tuners

Mounted Chrome Pickup and "F" Bridge Cover with Vintage-Accurate Bridge Pickup Positioning, Upper-Mounted Thumb Rest, 4-Bolt "F" Neck Plate, Walnut "Skunk" Stripe, White Neck Binding and White Pearloid Block Position Inlays
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series American Vintage
Model American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass®


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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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