The Vintera '70s Jazz Bass
First introduced in 1960, the Jazz Bass has withstood the test of time to become one of the most played and recorded instruments in modern music history. Inspired by the changes underway at Fender in the iconic instrument's second decade of production, the Fender Vintera '70s Jazz Bass rocks the sleek J Bass offset-waist body, fast-action neck, two Vintage-Style '70s single-coil pickups, a 3-ply black pickguard, and classic '70s block inlays. Fender's Vintera '70s J Bass is remarkably comfortable to play and lets you pull off extremely tight runs and grooves with ease. Of course, it also delivers the legendary punchy growl you can only get from a pair of Fender Jazz Bass pickups. And with its classic '70s styling, the Fender Vintera '70s Jazz Bass looks every bit as good as it sounds!
One of the things that made the J Bass an instant hit with working bass players was its unique offset-waist body shape. Perfect whether playing standing or seated, the classic Jazz Bass contoured alder body will make those marathon gigs and sessions much more comfortable. And ask any player who has spent time with the slim "C"-shaped maple neck on a '70s Jazz Bass, and you will hear a string of descriptors ranging from silky to balanced to one-of-a-kind. With its narrow 1.5-inch nut and pau ferro fingerboard with a vintage 7.25-inch-radius and 20 vintage-style frets, the Vintera '70s Jazz Bass neck sits beautifully in the hands and features a touch and response dynamic that opens wide the doors of stylistic exploration.