Fender Jazz Bass  1960 - 1961

Fender Jazz Bass 1960 - 1961

Overview

Jazz Basses from 1960 -- the first year of Jazz Bass production -- rank as some of the most highly prized and collectable bass guitars in the world. The Jazz Bass was introduced as a higher-end counterpart to the revolutionary Precision Bass taking visual queues from the ultra-modern Jazzmaster (introduced in 1958), and including a narrower neck at the nut and closer string spacing. Also new for the Jazz Bass were a pair of single-coil pickups with two pole-pieces for each string on both, which produced punchier, brighter tones than earlier Fender basses. The Jazz Bass was rapidly embraced by players from a huge array of styles and genres, and has remained in steady production ever since.

Notable Players:  John Entwistle, Noel Redding, Rick Danko, Marcus Miller, Geddy Lee, Jaco Pastorius

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Jazz Bass
Finish
  • Blonde
  • Olympic White
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1960 - 1961
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Alder
  • Ash
Body Shape
  • J-Style
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Frets
  • Medium Jumbo
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup System
  • Passive
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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