Wowee Zowee, but Jazz!! 1966 Fender Jazz Bass- all original and with a non original hard case, $9,999! Weighs 9.5lbs. Please note that this bass is available by appointment only.

Overview: The Fender Jazz Bass, introduced in 1960, quickly became one of the most iconic electric basses in music history. The 1966 model represents a significant period in its evolution, known for its distinct features and classic sound.

Key Features:

  • Body:
    • Colors: Sunburst
  • Neck:
    • Material: Maple
    • Shape: Slimmer, fast-playing profile compared to the Precision Bass
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood with a bound neck
    • Scale Length: 34 inches (86.36 cm)
    • Frets: 20 frets
  • Hardware:
    • Bridge: Original vintage-style bridge with threaded steel saddles
    • Tuners: Open-gear, nickel/chrome tuners
    • Pickguard: Typically a tortoiseshell or white pickguard
  • Electronics:
    • Pickups: Two single-coil pickups with a distinct, punchy sound
    • Controls: Two volume controls (one for each pickup) and one master tone control
    • Output Jack: Side-mounted

Design and Aesthetics:

  • Body Shape: Offset waist, which contributes to its comfortable feel and distinctive look
  • Headstock: Larger headstock design compared to earlier models, with the iconic Fender logo
  • Binding and Inlays: Introduced around mid-1966, many models feature white binding and block inlays on the fingerboard

Sound Characteristics:

  • The 1966 Fender Jazz Bass is renowned for its versatile and articulate tone, making it suitable for a wide range of music genres including jazz, rock, funk, and R&B.
  • The two single-coil pickups offer a bright and punchy sound, with the bridge pickup providing a sharp, focused tone and the neck pickup delivering a warmer, fuller sound.
  • The combination of both pickups allows for a rich and complex sound palette.


  • Ideal for both studio recording and live performances due to its dynamic range and tonal versatility.
  • Preferred by many professional bassists for its playability and distinctive Fender tone.

Notable Users:

  • The Jazz Bass has been used by countless legendary bassists over the years, including Jaco Pastorius, Geddy Lee (Rush), Marcus Miller, and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin).


The 1966 Fender Jazz Bass is a highly coveted instrument among collectors and players alike. Its combination of sleek design, superior craftsmanship, and versatile sound makes it a timeless choice for bassists seeking classic Fender quality and performance.

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