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Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass

 
5.0

(7 reviews)

SKU: F18003

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From Motown to British Invasion and from U.S. garage rock to late-'60s heavy rock and soul, this vintage-vibe beauty embodies that fantastic era in music, with classic Jazz Bass looks, fast feel and versatile dual-pickup tone.

Pure and simple, this instrument features classic vintage styling that evokes and honors the timeless Fender basses that came before it in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. From the rear strap button to the top of the headstock, it’s the very essence of classic vintage Fender bass design. A major part of the vintage-style sound, look and appeal of this bass is its vintage-style pickups, which deliver pure bass tone, power and performance evoking the great Fender basses of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. The ’60s Jazz Bass features an ultra-slim, fast neck straight from that electrifying decade, with a comfortable “C” profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), smooth gloss finish on the back, and rosewood fingerboard with a vintage-authentic 7.25” radius and smaller vintage-style frets. Deluxe gig bag included.

Features:
  • Maple neck with "C" profile
  • 7.25"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets
  • Dual vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickups
  • Vintage-style four-saddle bridge
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • Deluxe gig bag included

Get your Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Bass Guitar
  • Gig Bag

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FenderClassic Series '60s Jazz Bass
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

Terrific Bass

By 

from Southeastern PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass:

    Bought this bass for myself as a xmas present and absolutely love it. The vintage pickups have a wonderful warm sound to them. Also, I love the vintage frets. The 7.25 radius neck takes a bit of getting used to, but once you get the feel of it it plays great. I am extremely happy with this bass and would recommend it without hesititation.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great alternative to American Vintage

    By 

    from Bend, Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Awesome Neck
    • Beautiful finish
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass:

      This was my first Mexican Fender, and I wasn't sure what I'd get for quality. Bought the sunburst model, and was pleasantly surprised not only by the beautiful finish, but the overall craftsmanship as well. This thing is sweet! LOVE the neck; very smooth feel for a poly finish, and the vintage frets are superb. I'm never going back to medium jumbo frets! Though adequate, I replaced the stock pickups and 3-knob controls with a set of Fralin pickups and stacked knob controls. Now it's perfect.

       
      5.0

      Better than some MIA

      By 

      from Marquette, MI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Just the usual jazz hum

      Best Uses

      • It's My #1

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass:

      In my younger days I played professionally, and wish that I had owned THIS bass in the 80's and 90's.

      The craftsmanship is perfect on mine, with a neck tha feels like an old friend. Frets have absolutely no rough edges, and even with a low studio action I never get a buzz.

      Let me tell you one thing. If someone every stole this, I would spend buy another, and then spend every waking hour hunting the guy down.

      Do yourself a favor....get it!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AMAZING BASS!

      By 

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass:

      I must have played, looked at and researched almost 30 basses until I came accross this one. I always wanted a classic 60's tone because its the music I love playing; so finally I came accross the Fender 1962 relic bass, but that was way over my budget. I was just about to buy a regular mexican standard jazz bass when I was told about this one. Looking almost exactly like the relic bass and sounding BETTER than it, I couldnt refuse this one.

      I am very pleased to see that this workhorse can still boom out the 60's tone everyday at the studio, my house, at jams and on stage. Dont bother looking at any other bass becuse this won tops them all. Ive never played a bass thats actually worth the price. This bass is worth more than price! Go for it!

       
      5.0

      Great vintage tone for the money!!!

      By 

      from Not Gonna Tell You, USA

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Advanced Players
        • Jamming
        • Performance

        Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass:

        I bought this bass as my first [...] in Allentown PA and it has been very good to me. I love the vintage tone and the sunburst finish on the body. It is comparable in my opinion to an American Jazz Bass but without the S-1 switching. I put a Badass II on it and strung it up with some Rotosound John Paul Jones Signature Piano Strings and it is the bomb! You can play pretty much anything on this bass!

         
        5.0

        Buy it!

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass:

        "The finish on the neck complements the sort of antique look of the bass. The pickups sound very nice. The stock bridge is OK, but if you add a Badass Bass II bridge, it will GROWL!! You can get a wide variety of tones from this thing, from a mellow sound to an almost-Rickenbacker sound if you add the Badass and turn down the bridge pickup volume all the way. Nice sunburst finish, looks like John Paul Jones' Jazz Bass."

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You need nothing else.

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass:

        "A true workhorse! Do not hesitate to get it. This bass is perfect for all musical styles. Although made in Mexico, this bass can hang with the Fender BIG Boys made in the U.S. Priced just right!"

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        Series Classic Series
        Model 60s Jazz Bass
        Warranty Info:

        Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass

        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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