Fender Jazz Bass 1978 Antigua

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  • $1,850$2,545

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 1978, both the 3 bolt neck plate and maple fingerboard with white block inlays were standard. 

Years of Production: 1960 - present

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with Maple fingerboard

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

Finish Specifications: Antigua is a rare finish for J Basses that was produced from 1977 to 1979. Antigua was originally offered on the Fender Coronado in the late '60s. 

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

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