Fender Jazz Bass 1980 Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $1,500$2,200

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. Management changes within Fender starting in 1981 brought many changes to production. Guitars and basses from 1980 are therefore considered the end of the CBS-era.

Years of Production: 1960 - present

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Ash or Alder body, Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard

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

Finish Specifications: Sunburst is a standard finish for vintage Jazz Basses. 

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


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