Fender Jazz Bass 1968 Olympic White

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $4,000$6,500

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 1968, block inlays and a bound rosewood fingerboard were the norm.

Years of Production: 1960 - present

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: Olympic White 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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