Fender Jazz Bass 1969 Ice Blue Metallic

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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. By 1970, Fender began offering updated fingerboard options including maple with block inlays. 

Years of Production: 1960 - present

Unique to this Year: Fender introduces maple fingerboards with block inlays on J Basses.

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: Ice Blue Metallic is a rare factory custom color, which like other custom colors of the era comes with a matching headstock.

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

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