Another stunning addition to the Vintage range from Fender is the 1974 Jazz, bases around the iconic original with pickup cover and ashtray tailpiece cover, making this guitar look amazing and a smooth sound.
Significant changes were afoot in 1974 for the Jazz Bass®. The bridge pickup had been moved about half an inch closer to the bridge only the year before, and 1974 saw the last of the four-bolt necks for quite a while. Further, the slim C-shaped maple neck was re-sculpted with a meatier U-shaped profile (and acquired a walnut "skunk" stripe), white fingerboard binding and pearl block inlays made their first appearance, headstock "bullet" truss rod nuts were first adopted, and black pickguards replaced their longstanding tortoiseshell predecessors.
The American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass encompasses all of the above and is the sole member of the new American Vintage bass lineup to offer a choice of maple and round-laminated rosewood fingerboards, each with white binding, pearl block inlays and 20 vintage-style frets. Other authentic features include a urethane-finished alder body (ash on Natural-finish model), three-ply black/white/black pickguard (three-ply white/black/white on Black model), new American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, upper-mounted thumb rest, vintage-style bridge with single-groove steel "barrel" saddles, '70s-style "Fender"-stamped open-gear tuners, four-bolt "F"-stamped neck plate, chrome pickup and "F"-stamped bridge covers with vintage-accurate positioning, and more.
Body Finish: Urethane
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: "U" Shape
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.475" (37.46 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized
Neck Finish: Urethane
Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
-Volume 1. (Middle Pickup)
-Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
-Mounted Chrome Pickup and "F" Bridge Cover with Vintage- Accurate Positioning
-Upper-Mounted Thumb Rest
-Four-Bolt "F" Neck Plate
-Walnut "Skunk" Stripe
-White Neck Binding with White Pearloid Block Position Inlays
* Remember that every Fender guitar purchased from us here at Musicstreet is perfectly setup in our workshop prior to sale at no extra cost to the customer. By doing this we feel that you will receive the best possible playing instrument which has been thoroughly checked in every respect. If you have a specific string brand / gauge you would like any guitar from us setup with please drop us a note in with your purchase or call in store for your personal setup
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