Fender Jazz Bass 1963 Dakota Red

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $8,000$12,000

As the third full year of Jazz Bass production, 1963 Jazz Basses are extremely sought-after instruments. By '63, Fender had refined the original 1960 design to include a 3 knob control set to replace the original "stacked" configuration and a curved fingerboard, both introduced by mid 1962. In 1963, the original string mutes were abandoned to allow players more direct playing control from their fingers. 

Years of Production: 1960 - present

Unique to this Year: 1963 was the first year the Jazz Bass did not come standard with individual string mutes at the bridge.

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard

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

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


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