Fender Jazz Bass Sunburst 1966

The Fender Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960 as a higher-end alternative to the Precision Bass with closer string spacing, a thinner neck profile at the nut, and two punchy single-coil pickups. By 1966, the Jazz Bass had evolved from the original in a few subtle ways: the original "stacked" control knobs of 1960 were replaced by a simple three knob control configuration and the original string mutes on the bridge were dropped. The 1966 Jazz Bass was the first to include block inlays as a feature on the Rosewood fingerboard. Typically earlier dot inlay examples are more sought-after. 

Years of Production: 1960 - present

Unique to this Year: 1966 was the first year the Jazz Bass offered block inlays as an option.

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with veneer Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, block inlays, 34-inch scale length 

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

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