€2,399.00

Fender American Vintage II 66 Jazz Bass OWT

The Fender® American Vintage II series 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.

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, evolution of the instrument reached new heights with striking new 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” 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 master tone, matching painted headstock and 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 stuff of legends.

General
SERIES American Vintage II
ORIENTATION Right-Hand
COLOUR Olympic White
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN US

Neck
HEADSTOCK Jazz Bass®
NECK MATERIAL Maple
NECK FINISH Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE 1966 "U"
NECK CONSTRUCTION 4-Bolt
FINGERBOARD RADIUS 7.25" (184.1 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
POSITION INLAYS White Pearloid Dot - 7mm
SIDE DOTS Black
NUMBER OF FRETS 20
TRUSS ROD Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
TRUSS ROD NUT Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
STRING NUT Bone
NUT WIDTH 1.5" (38.1 mm)

Body
BODY Alder
BODY FINISH Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
BODY SHAPE Jazz Bass®
BODY MATERIAL Alder

Hardware
BRIDGE Pure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
BRIDGE MOUNTING 5-Screw Vintage-Style
PICKGUARD 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
PICKUP COVERS Black
CONTROL KNOBS Black Plastic
HARDWARE FINISH Nickel/Chrome
TUNING MACHINES Pure Vintage ‘Lollipop’
STRING TREES Vintage-Style Disc
STRINGS Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
NECK PLATE 4-Bolt with "F" Logo, Serialized
STRAP BUTTONS Vintage-Style

Electronics
BRIDGE PICKUP Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
MIDDLE PICKUP Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
PICKUP CONFIGURATION SS
CONTROLS Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
SWITCHING None

Measurements
DIMENSIONS 6.50x17.40x43.70 IN
SHIPPING WEIGHT 22.90 LB
FRET SIZE Vintage Tall
SCALE LENGTH 34" (86.36 cm)
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