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American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass®
PRODUCT#: 0191030806
$4,299RRP

Significant changes were afoot in 1974 for the Jazz Bass®. The bridge pickup had been moved about half an inch closer to the bridge only the year before, and 1974 saw the last of the four-bolt necks for quite a while. Further, the slim C-shaped maple neck was re-sculpted with a meatier U-shaped profile (and acquired a walnut "skunk" stripe), white fingerboard binding and pearl block inlays made their first appearance, headstock "bullet" truss rod nuts were first adopted, and black pickguards replaced their longstanding tortoiseshell predecessors.

The American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass encompasses many of the above features and is the sole member of the new American Vintage bass lineup to offer a choice of maple and round-laminated rosewood fingerboards, each with white binding, pearl block inlays and 20 vintage-style frets. Other authentic features include a urethane-finished alder body (ash on Natural-finish model), three-ply black/white/black pickguard (three-ply white/black/white on Black model), new American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, upper-mounted thumb rest, vintage-style bridge with single-groove steel "barrel" saddles, '70s-style "Fender"-stamped open-gear tuners, four-bolt "F"-stamped neck plate, chrome pickup and "F"-stamped bridge covers with vintage-accurate positioning, and more. Available in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White, Black and Natural.

General

General

Series:

American Vintage

COLOUR/RRP/PART#:

Black
$4,299
0191030806

Olympic White
$4,249
0191030805

3-Color Sunburst
$4,249
0191030800


Body

Body

Body Finish:

Urethane

Body Material:

Alder

Body Shape:

Jazz Bass®


Neck

Neck

Fingerboard Radius:

7.25" (184.1 mm)

Fret Size:

Vintage-Style

Neck Finish:

Urethane

Neck Material:

Maple

Neck Shape:

"U" Shape

Number of Frets:

20

Nut Material:

Bone

Nut Width:

1.475" (37.46 mm)

Position Inlays:

Pearloid Blocks


Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup:

American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass

Controls:

Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone

Neck Pickup:

American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass


Hardware

Hardware

Bridge:

4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles

Control Knobs:

Black Plastic

Hardware Finish:

Nickel/Chrome

Neck Plate:

4-Bolt Serialized

Pickguard:

3-Ply White

Tuning Machines:

Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Strings:

Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)