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Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Sea Foam Green with Case

Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Sea Foam Green

Fender AVintage II 1966 Jazz Bass: A Timeless Classic Reimagined

The Fender American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks, and hardware, premium finishes, and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone. This series embodies the spirit and style of the original Fenders, making them perfect for players who appreciate vintage tone and feel.

Iconic Design with 1966 Features

When Don Randall at Fender Sales requested a more sophisticated, high-end bass model, the now iconic Jazz Bass was the result. The American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass features a comfortable U-shaped hard rock maple neck, playing like a dream with a 7.25" radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this J-Bass includes white neck binding, pearl dots, a matching painted headstock, and a 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard. The evolution of the instrument by 1966 brought striking new features, making this model a must-have for any bass enthusiast.

Superior Craftsmanship and Vintage Accuracy

The American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass is crafted with a premium alder body, providing a rich and resonant tone. The gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the body and neck not only enhances its vintage look but also improves the instrument's resonance. The Pure Vintage '66 Jazz Bass pickups deliver the classic thump and style that defined the era, ensuring you get an authentic vintage sound with modern reliability.

Authentic Hardware and Classic Tone

Equipped with Pure Vintage reverse open-gear "lollipop" tuning machines and a Pure Vintage 4-saddle bridge with threaded steel saddles, this bass ensures precise tuning and intonation. The combination of the vintage-style bridge cover and the 5-screw vintage-style mounting further enhances the authentic look and feel. The black plastic control knobs and black pickup covers complement the Sea Foam Green finish, giving this bass a striking appearance.

Designed for the Vintage Fender Aficionado

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel. Built with unmatched quality down to the last screw, these basses are direct descendants of the original Fenders. The American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass in Sea Foam Green is no exception, offering a blend of historical accuracy and modern playability. It comes with a vintage-style case in black with an orange interior, ensuring your instrument is well-protected.

Specifications:

Neck:

  • Headstock: Jazz Bass
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 1966 "U"
  • Neck Construction: 4-Bolt
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
  • Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot - 7mm
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
  • Nut Material: Bone

Body:

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Jazz Bass

Hardware:

  • Bridge: Pure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
  • Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
  • Bridge Mounting: 5-Screw Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Pickup Covers: Black
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Lollipop
  • String Trees: Vintage-Style Disc
  • Strings: Fender USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized with "F" Logo
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style

Electronics:

  • Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • Switching: None

Case/Gig Bag:

  • Included: Vintage-Style Case Black (Orange Interior)

This bass ships fully insured with signature required.