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Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass - Sea Foam Green

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4-string Electric Bass with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Sea Foam Green
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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.

Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass at a Glance:

  • Alder Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass® Pickups
  • “U”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Bound Round-Lam Rosewood Fretboard with Paint Matched Headstock
  • Pure Vintage ‘Lollipop’ Tuners

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on ‘50s and ‘60’s 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” Radius Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard

The 7.25”-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 Features:

  • A stunning, period-accurate re-creation of a 1966 Jazz Bass
  • Dual Pure Vintage ’66 Jazz Bass pickups pump out classic thump and bite
  • Alder body offers a comfortable and lightweight playing platform
  • Classic 2 volume and 1 tone control layout provides plenty of tonal versatility
  • “U”-shaped maple neck rests securely in your hands
  • Round-laminated rosewood neck and 20 Vintage Tall frets offer a slick playing surface
  • Neck binding, butt-end truss rod adjustment, and “lollipop” tuning keys add a classic late ’60s touch

              Body Type Solidbody
              Body Shape American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Number of Strings 4
              Body Material Alder
              Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
              Color Sea Foam Green
              Neck Material Maple
              Neck Shape 1966 "U"
              Radius 7.25"
              Fingerboard Material Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
              Fingerboard Inlay White Pearloid Dot
              Number of Frets 20, Vintage Tall
              Scale Length 34"
              Nut Width 1.50"
              Nut Material Bone
              Bridge/Tailpiece Pure Vintage 4-Saddle with Threaded Steel Saddles
              Tuners Pure Vintage ‘Lollipop’
              Middle Pickup Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
              Bridge Pickup Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
              Controls 2 x volume, 1 x master tone
              Strings Fender USA 7250M, .045-.105
              Case Included Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)
              Manufacturer Part Number 0190170849