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.
- 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
SERIESAmerican Vintage II
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUS
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 KNOBSVintage-Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
TUNING MACHINESPure Vintage ‘Lollipop’
STRING TREESVintage-Style Disc
STRINGSFender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
NECK PLATE4-Bolt with "F" Logo, Serialized
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
SHIPPING WEIGHT22.90 LB
FRET SIZEVintage Tall
SCALE LENGTH34" (86.36 cm)
SHIPPING LENGTH43.70 IN
SHIPPING HEIGHT6.50 IN
SHIPPING WIDTH17.40 IN
RECOMMENED GIG BAGFB1225 Electric Bass Gig Bag, P/N 0991622406 (Not Included)
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