Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Olympic White Lefty

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $2,700$3,700

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. The Jazz Bass evolved in a number of subtle ways throughout the 60s with major changes coming during the CBS Fender buyout of 1965. In the early '70s, a maple fingerboard with block inlays became the standard for Jazz Basses. By 1975, Fender entirely replaced the 4 bolt system with a 3 bolt system for neck joining and added a bullet truss adjustment system at the headstock. 

Years of Production: 1960 - present

Unique to this Year: 3 bolt neck plate now standard. Introduction of bullet truss adjustment at headstock.

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 

Finish Specifications: Sunburst is considered a standard color for vintage Fender basses.

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


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