Fender Custom Shop '68 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic Aged Black (282)
A rare find for this year, the ’68 Jazz Bass® Journeyman Relic® has some stunning features that made this bass a favorite for players and pros. Of particular interest and importance is a rarely found design combination from that year: a maple fingerboard with black block inlays. The two-piece select alder body has a comfortably worn Journeyman Relic lacquer finish, and the quartersawn maple neck features a ’60s-style “Jazz Bass U” profile, vintage 7.25”-radius quartersawn maple fingerboard and 20 medium jumbo (6150) frets.
Custom Shop hand-wound vintage Jazz Bass pickups yield compelling and dynamic tones with the classic three-knob Jazz Bass control configuration (middle pickup volume, bridge pickup volume, master tone). Other features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, four-saddle vintage-style bridge, vintage-style tuning machines and a bone nut. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Body:2-Piece Select Alder Body Finish:Lacquer Body Shape:Jazz Bass Body Material:2-Piece Select Alder Neck Material:Quartersawn Maple Neck Finish:Polyurethane Neck Shape:1960 Jazz Bass® "U" Fingerboard Radius:7.25" (184.1 mm) Fingerboard Material:Round-Lam Maple Position Inlays:Black Block Side Dots:White Number of Frets:20 String Nut:Bone Nut Width:1.500" Nut Material:Bone Bridge:4-Saddle Vintage-Style Pickguard:4-Ply Brown Shell Control Knobs:Black Vintage-Style Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome Tuning Machines:Vintage-Style Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Vintage-Style Jazz Bass® Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound Vintage Jazz Bass® Pickup Configuration:SS Controls:Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone