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Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass Olympic White

Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass Olympic White – 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 Olympic White

Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass Olympic White – 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.

American Vintage II: more realistic reproductions than ever before

Experience the magic of “Golden Era” axes with Fender’s American Vintage II Series! The series offers painstaking re-creations of year-specific guitars and basses from Fender’s vaunted instrument production history. Each American Vintage II Series instrument features period-accurate features and construction, from tonewood pairings and pickups to body shapes and neck profiles. Even the wiring schemes and fingerboard profiles are exactly as they were decades ago! You’ll find your new favorite axe in the all-new American Vintage II Series.

Pure Vintage pickups deliver iconic tones

Fender knows how important vintage J-Bass tone is to you. So, their most accomplished pickup designers created the Pure Vintage ’66 pickups and loaded them into this axe’s period-accurate pickguard. Pure Vintage ’66 pickups are carefully voiced to encapsulate the tone and spirit of the 1966 Jazz Basses. This isn’t a reproduction of a general ‘60s-style pickup. Instead, each time you plug into your American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass, you get the exact tone and responsiveness of a genuine ’66 Jazz Bass.

Plays and feels like a classic

The American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass comes with a “U”-shaped maple neck topped by a 7.25-inch radius round-laminated rosewood fingerboard — a standard cost-saving practice at the time. The neck’s profile rests securely in your hand, providing a solid and stable feel. Vintage bass lovers will love playing the 20 Narrow Tall frets! Whether you stand or sit, the comfortable offset J-Bass body’s alder construction provides a well-balanced and comfortable playing feel. Players who love old-school Fender sound and feel will enjoy playing the Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazz Bass.

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

Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings: 4
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Body Shape: Jazz
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Color: Olympic White
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Shape: 1966 U
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Radius: 7.25″
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: White Dots
  • Number of Frets: 21, Vintage Tall
  • Scale Length: 34″
  • Nut Width: 1.5″
  • 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, .045-.105
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case
  • Model #: 0190170805

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