Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass 4-String Guitar (Sea Foam Green)

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Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass 4-String Guitar (Sea Foam Green)

  • Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass 4-String Guitar (Sea Foam Green)
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Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass 4-String Guitar (Sea Foam Green)

The Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass 4-String Guitar presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

History of the Jazz Bass

When Don Randall at Fender Sales requested a more sophisticated, high-end bass model, the now iconic Jazz Bass was the result. The neck was narrower at the nut, providing a faster and more effortless feel and the sleek new body style mirrored the offset contoured style of the Jazzmaster. By 1966, the evolution of the instrument reached new heights with striking new features.

Classic Features

The American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass features a comfortable ‘U’ shape hard rock maple neck, and it plays like a dream with a 7.25-inch radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this J-Bass is offered with white neck binding, pearl dots, two volume controls with the master tone, matching painted headstock, and a 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard. The 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles, vintage-style ‘lollipop’ tuners, and Pure Vintage ‘66 Jazz Bass pickups deliver classic thump and style. The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders - designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form - Fender American Vintage II, the guitar of legends.

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on the ‘50s and ’60s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

Alder Body

Alder has a well-balanced tone with beefy mids and a robust low-end.

7.25-Inch Radius Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard

The 7.25-inch radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

1966 ‘U’-Shape Neck

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

Pure Vintage ’66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickups

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins, and alnico magnets

Vintage Style Hardware

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound, and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.

Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass 4-String Guitar


Accessories

  • Case/gig bag: Vintage-style black (Orange Interior)

Body

  • Body material: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Body shape: Jazz bass

Electronics

  • Bridge pickup: Pure vintage '66 single-coil jazz bass
  • Middle pickup: Pure vintage '66 single-coil jazz bass
  • Controls: Volume, (middle pickup), volume, (bridge pickup), master tone
  • Switching: None
  • Configuration: SS

Hardware

  • Bridge: Pure vintage 4-saddle with threaded steel saddles
  • Hardware finish: Nickel/chrome
  • Tuning machines: Pure vintage Lollipop
  • Pickguard: 4-ply tortoiseshell
  • Control knobs: Black plastic
  • Neck plate: 4-bolt with F logo, serialized

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: Fender USA 7250M nickel plated steel (.045 to.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406

Neck

  • Neck material: Maple
  • Neck construction: 4-bolt
  • Neck binding: 1-ply white
  • Neck finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck shape: 1966 ‘U’
  • Scale length: 34 inch (86.36 cm)
  • Fingerboard material: Bound round-laminated rosewood
  • Fingerboard radius: 7.25 inch (184.1 mm)
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Fret size: Vintage tall
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.5 inch (38.1 mm)
  • Position inlays: White pearloid dot 7mm
  • Side dots: Black
  • Truss rod: Vintage-style butt adjust
  • Truss rod nut: Vintage-style butt adjust

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