Fender jazz bass headstock history book

The book goes into great detail on everything from what features changed from year to year. Guitar necks, replacement guitar neck, fender, strat, tele. In mid1962, with the instrumental rock and roll blooming into surf and becoming hip in california and elsewhere, fender introduced the jaguar model. Notice that there is quite a bit of overlap in numbers and years. Premium bass guitar volume and tone knobs bass guitar package with amp jazz bass fender. The stratocaster was the first fender guitar to feature three pickups and a spring tension vibrato system, as well as being the first fender with a contoured body. The complete fender reissue line also included a 1962 version of the strat, with a rosewood fretboard and threeply pickguard, a maplenecked 57 precision bass, a 62 pbass with a rosewood fretboard, and a 62 jazz bass. Like the body and neck dates, using serial numbers to date a fender is not a sure bet. The only way to try to narrow the date range of your specific instrument is to remove the neck and check the butt end of the neck heel for a production date, which may be stamped or written there if you.

The history of the jazz bass, with early pickup designs first using the fender jazzmaster style pickups, to the odd fender five string bass with a high c string, to the fender named hootenanny strap button located on back of the headstock, its pretty much all here. Players began using the double bass in jazz in the 1890s to supply the lowpitched walking basslines that outlined the chord progressions of the songs. As the end of the 1950s neared, fender had a quartet of innovative electric instruments with designs that would eventually prove to be massively popular and influential. The jazz bass or j bass is the second model of electric bass created by leo fender. Ive got a lot of different fender bass headstock templates from over the years, but i dont think i have any drawings that include the entire neck assembly. Fender stratocaster 6070s guitar headstock waterslide decal. Fender mark hoppus jazz bass was nominated for deletion. Guitar decals restoration logos fender jazz decals. The history of the jazz bass, with early pickup designs first using the fender. In the period roughly between 1932 and 1949, several craftsmen and companies experimented with solidbody electric guitars, but none had made a significant impact on the market. I dig the early 65 with the transitional fender logo and the small headstock, but i also dig the late 6566s with the fat headstock and kluson tuners. Fender stratocaster mirroe reverse guitar headstock waterslide decal. The true story behind japanese lawsuit guitars soundfly.

The focus is clearly on the precision and jazz basses. Fender american ultra jazz bass v 5string maple fingerboard. Jazz bass is the use of the double bass or bass guitar to improvise accompaniment comping basslines and solos in a jazz or jazz fusion style. The fender bass book starts with original 1951 precision and follows its development, and the development of the many fender bass models, over the first half century of its existence. Fender custom shop bass guitars for sale in stock ebay. The fender jazz bass or j bass is the second model of electric bass created by leo fender. The original precisions body had been based on the fender.

Packed to the gills with fender s latest revolutionary innovations, the american elite jazz bass v is an active 5string bass for the modern bassist who demands cuttingedge tone technology along with timeless style and fast, smooth playing feel. All new models were given the new logo from that moment. The body shape is also different from the precision bass, in that the precision bass has a symmetrical. The fender telecaster was developed by leo fender in fullerton, california in 1950. High quality vintage fender waterslide decal set 2 decals set free shipping worldwide. A fender jaguar bass a fender jazz bass fender jazz bass headstock a patent sketch for the fender precision bass. Here are 3 reasons you should buy a precision bass and 3 reasons you should buy a jazz bass. This is quite evident when you browse through sweetwaters guitar gallery bass categories. The neck features dot inlays, but only on the side.

Great deals on fender 4 string jazz bass bass guitars. The stratocasters sleek, contoured body shape officially referred to by fender as the original contour body 5 6 differed from the flat, squared edge design of the telecaster. See more ideas about fender jazz bass, bass and fender bass. Jun 03, 2019 in 1951 leo fender set the standard with the fender precision bass followed by the fender jazz bass in 1960. One way to gain more information about an unidentified guitar is to examine the headstock logo. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. Get the down low on more than six decades of indispensable bass history. Fender banner headstock shot glasses set of 4 for sale.

Relic worn fender jazz bass headstock vintage bass, fender vintage, vintage guitars, fender. It is distinct from the precision bass in that its tone is brighter and richer in the midrange and treble with less emphasis on the fundamental frequency. I would like to build a replica of klaus flourides bass of the dead kennedys, which is a 1966 jazz bass lake placid blue with matching headstock. Famed fender custom shop builder jay black was part writer for this book. Fender forums view topic headstock strap button on pbass. Discussion in guitars in general started by jven, jan 18, 20. Our resident bass guru marc takes on a tour of the creation and evolution of the venerable fender jazz bass.

Fender jazz bass decals headstock waterslide decal. Its versatile sound easily matches any playing stylepicked, plucked or slapandpopwhile its. Guitar fender rickenbacker guitar acoustic guitar guitar art guitar chords guitar books fender telecaster guitar tips guitar lessons. Read about guitar history and find out how much your guitar is worth at the reverb price guide. How to buy a vintage fender bass with ray riendeau bass. Its certainly true that the innovative electric guitars introduced by fender throughout the 1950sthe telecaster 1951 and the stratocaster 1954, plus the jazzmaster 1958 and some student modelschanged the way music was created and experienced. A superior reproduction decal modeled on the vintage 1961 to 1964 jazz bass. Your new fender bass guitar holds more than half a century of musical history.

Topped off with a tour of the vintage fender factory, this book is a must have for any fender bass aficionado. Fender jazz bass 5 string with precision bass neck headstock 20150531 11. Fender has used several variations of their base logo over the decades. The fender bass an illustrated history documents the button as disappearing around 69. How can i find out when my americanmade instrument. The jazz bass was meant to be an improvement on the precision bass and, in many ways, it was. Some early models had the paddleshaped fendermade tuners found on the 1966 jazz bass. Although it and the jazzmaster were dualcircuit guitars lead and rhythm. It is an accurate replacement decal for the 1961 jazz bass, the 1962 jazz bass, the 1963 jazz bass, and the 1964 jazz bass. At many points in fender s history, serial number usage overlapped again owing to the modular manner of production. Fender was founded in 1946 by clarence leonidas leo fender, a southern california inventor and businessman with a talent and passion for electronics. The book a fender bass for britain tells the story of a rare bass guitar made in. Used by countless players and on countless recordings, fender basses are a integral part of musical history. See more ideas about bass, guitar and fender bass guitar.

The discussion was closed on 21 december 2015 with a consensus to merge. The telecaster 1951, stratocaster 1954 and the jazzmaster 1958. This is our short history video of the fender precision bass. Its entirely likely that instruments were made with them after that date.

Fender even commissioned a limitededition commemorative book to go with the guitar. The fender jazz bass was introduced in 1960 as a higherend alternative to the precision bass with closer string spacing, a thinner neck profile at the. Squier by fender pbass 20th anniversary edition for. He started the company in his small radio repair shop in fullerton, calif. The chart below details fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964. Your name using the font styles in the examples below. This is from a book called the bass book a complete illustrated history of bass guitars.

From surf to shoegaze, a history of the jaguar fender. The button was fitted starting around 1960, and was supposed to help those moving to electric from the doghouse to strap the bass into a more verticalupright position, thus. Jan 18, 2019 there is a great variety, and beuty to the headstocks of basses. Very nice combination, found in tom wheelers book american guitars.

The history of the fender precision bass fender basses. From the instruments introduction thru its notable transition years to the latest and. The age of a fender guitar can be determined in several different ways. Fender timeline the history of fender guitars soundunlimited. Below well go into detail about the various serial number schemes employed by fender as far back as 1950. Find fender jazz bass and fender jazz bass american from a vast selection of bass guitars. Precision bass special from 1981, cbxxxxx gold jazz bass from 1982. At first, exporttoeurope models were distinguished by the addition of a small squier series logo on the tip of the headstock, but was soon changed to a large squier that replaced the fender logo. Fender 4 string jazz bass bass guitars for sale in stock. During rossmeisls time designing for fender he also designed the lesser known fender montego, a jazz box style guitar which shares the coronados fixed f tailpiece. I see a lot of used mim precision and jazz basses with the silvery decals on the headstock and the made in mexico logo on the front of the headstock as well as the serial number. This first telecaster bass version had three different headstock. A really nice book on the uneven history of the fender bass. Also, im not sure how legal it is to distribute these, so assuming theyre not going to be used for monetary gain i think its probably ok.

Since this is a short history this is in no way meant to be a guide for collectors, we just try to hit the major portions in the. The body shape is also different from the precision bass, in that the precision bass has a symmetrical lower bout on the body, designed after the. The aerodyne jazz bass has various cosmetic features that differ greatly from similar fender basses. For the contribution history and old versions of the redirected article, please see its history. A good portion of the book is devoted to identifying dates of manufacture by headstocks, logos, bridges, tuning machines, etc. Fender flea signature active jazz bass satin shell pink. Guitar decals restoration logos fender jazz bass guitar. Fender adam clayton jazz bass sherwood green metallic. American basses an illustrated history and players guide. Fender at this point now had over 600 employees, 500 of them in manufacturing. Fender s precision and jazz basses rule the bass universe. Scads of full color glossy photos take you from the earliest pbasses to the urge bass and beyond. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. In 1967 after the takeover of fender by cbs, the design remained the same but the letters turned black with a goldcolored border.

Fender montego is a pretty rare model with probably less than 100 made. Theyre all cool though, strats are the coolest guitars ever. The jazz bass got the black vintage knobs while the precision got the chrome flattop knobs. The first guitar to be presented with this new logo was the jazz bass in 1960. Its a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at. Fender american elite jazz bass v maple fingerboard.

History of the fender jazz bass cme vintage bass guitar. Youll lose track trying to count the instruments that owe their body shape, pickup configuration, headstock shape, or other design element to one of these two giants of the bass world. Fender shot glasses s 4 4 banner head set of four 2 oz. Jazz bass 1974 headstock waterslide decals voodoodecals 4. By identifying the logo that is present on the headstock, you can gain vital information about any guitar. These reproduction decals are ideal for any vintage jazz bass headstock decal or jazz bass waterslide decal. In the fender book, tony bacon and paul day, quote smith. The music zoo free twoday shipping available shop now sell.

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