Vintage 1966 Fender Jazz Bass Factory Custom Colour Olympic White Guitar w/ OHSC

Well, you don't see this very often at all! A totally original 1966 Fender Jazz Bass with matching headstock, imported all those years ago from the US of A. The previous owner was an avid collector who worked in the Royal Air Force. On one trip to the USA he purchased this from a local guitar shop and imported it over in one of the RAF planes. He kept it ever since and has just decided to sell it on. He clearly looked after his guitars and apparently this one never came out its case in all the years he owned it (hence the tag on the handle). We have carefully taken this apart in order to authenticate it and everything is as it should be, down to the smallest detail. The serial number puts this at 1966, the neck date is 7th July 1966, the original pickups date to 20th December 1966, and the pot codes date to late 1966 too. When taking the pickguard off, we saw the ES body stamp, which confirms this to be an original custom colour, and not a refinish. What is more, this weighs just 7.4lbs which means it is an extremely manageable weight.

This is in lovely, used condition. There are quite a few light marks to it, and a couple of more significant ones that go back to the wood. Nothing is broken or split, however I would say that it is certainly naturally roadworn from years of playing by the original owner. It comes with the original Fender Hard Case, missing half of the 'Fender' badge, but still extremely sturdy after years of use.

Serial Number: 175657

At The Music Locker we will do all we can for you to get the instrument you want. You’re more than welcome to come along and have a play on this through one of our vintage amplifiers! For our UK customers, we should be able to personally deliver this guitar to you upon purchasing. The same goes for some of our European friends where possible. Get in contact and we'll do all we can to sort delivery.

Please Note: also included in the postage price, for countries outside of Europe only, is a CITES certificate. This is because the guitar includes the restricted rosewood material, meaning an export certificate is necessary. The application process for a CITES certificate can only be started once purchased and will add on up to 15 days to delivery.

Product Specs

Very Good (Used)
Jazz Bass
Olympic White
Made In
United States
Medium Jumbo
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Body Shape
Number of Strings
4 String

About The Seller

The Music Locker
Joined Oct 2015
Derby, United Kingdom


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Available for local pickup from Derby, United Kingdom

Ships from Derby, United Kingdom to:

United States
United Kingdom
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We pride ourselves on our high quality and safe worldwide shipping at an affordable price so please see the quote for your country on Postage price includes boxed and secure packaging, insurance for the sale price and full tracking. UK postage is a door-to-door personal courier service, minimising all risk of damage!

If you're not located within Europe, you may be eligible to pay import duty or tax, of which The Music Locker cannot be held responsible. Please make sure you are aware of this before buying.

If the item you are looking at contains rosewood, buyers outside of the EU will have to wait up to an extra 15 days to the original shipping quote due to the new CITES legislation. We will need to apply for an export certificate once purchased, but The Music Locker will cover all extra costs at a gesture of goodwill. Please contact us for further information.

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Return Window

This product can be returned within 14 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs and a 10% restocking fee.

Special Conditions

Please Note: It is the philosophy of The Music Locker to keep all items as original as possible, only changing original components when absolutely necessary. This includes valves, capacitors, transformers, potentiometers, frets, etc. This gives the buyer the option of tailoring to their exact needs, and may mean that the item is not operating at optimum performance levels. Therefore, your personal preference may differ, depending on your circumstances (i.e. collector or musician), and you may decide to service the item in more depth upon receiving. The Music Locker cannot accept responsibility for any costs of refurbishment to a standard different to the one advertised. Please also be aware that each item is serviced to UK regulations and our customers overseas may need to make slight alterations to meet electric requirements, of which The Music Locker cannot accept responsibility for. Please make sure you are aware of this before buying.

In accordance with the Consumer Contract Regulation 2013, you are entitled to a 14 day cooling off period to return the goods, providing the product is found to be in the same condition as it was when despatched. The buyer pays the return postage. If you change your mind outside of this period and the product is not in any way defective, then solely at our discretion, we will accept the product return subject to a re-stocking charge of 10% of the product sale and delivery price. The buyer pays full return postage plus the restocking fee upon satisfactory return of the item.

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The Music Locker

Derby, United Kingdom
Joined: Oct 2015

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Vintage 1966 Fender Jazz Bass Factory Custom Colour Olympic White Guitar w/ OHSC
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