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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.
CASE/GIG BAG: Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)
NECK FINISHGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE1966 "U"
FINGERBOARD RADIUS7.25" (184.1 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIALBound Round-Laminated Rosewood
POSITION INLAYSWhite Pearloid Dot - 7mm
NUMBER OF FRETS20
TRUSS RODVintage-Style Butt Adjust
TRUSS ROD NUTVintage-Style Butt Adjust
NUT WIDTH1.5" (38.1 mm)
BODY FINISHGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
BODY SHAPEJazz Bass®
BRIDGEPure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECEIncludes Chrome Bridge Cover
BRIDGE MOUNTING5-Screw Vintage-Style
CONTROL KNOBSBlack Plastic
TUNING MACHINESPure Vintage ‘Lollipop’
STRING TREESVintage-Style Disc
STRINGSFender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
NECK PLATE4-Bolt Serialized with "F" Logo
BRIDGE PICKUPPure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
MIDDLE PICKUPPure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
CONTROLSVolume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone