Fender’s Jazz bass, one of the most famous bass guitars in the world, was originally introduced way back in 1960. Making 2020 the instrument’s 60th anniversary! In celebration, Fender has announced a special limited edition run, the perhaps rather unimaginatively named 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass.
Fender 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass
This limited-edition model stays true to the classic offset Jazz Bass design. The main features include everything that you’d expect from a Jazz Bass, including an alder body, a 1960s U-shape maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard loaded with 20 vintage tall frets and white pearloid dots. To my eye, this limited edition model looks spot on. I really love the Arctic Pearl lacquer finish with the four-ply tortoiseshell pickguard. This model also has white binding on the neck and nickel/chrome hardware.
On the pickup side, this bass comes factory fitted with Fender’s Pure Vintage ‘62 Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups, with period-correct covers. These are wired using via stacked concentric volume and tone knobs. It’s a tried and tested setup, so Fender has decided not to mess with the formula. The designers have also used a four-saddle bridge with threaded steel saddles and reverse open-gear tuners.
As a limited edition, the model comes with a 60th anniversary commemorative neck plate and comes in a special embroidered case celebrating 60 years of the Jazz Bass. Follow the link below to read up on the full details of this limited edition model. Make sure you check out the official demo video below.
Price: GBP 2169
- Fender celebrates with limited edition 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass: Fender
- Fender 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass: Fender