With its distinctive offset body and two rectangular pickups, the Fender Jazz Bass has been an icon of the low end since it rolled out in 1960. When compared to the deep and powerful sound of the Precision Bass, the Jazz Bass produces a tighter, more focused sound with richer midrange and treble detail. This versatile tone has been a tremendous influence on music—specifically the low end of the spectrum—and we are thankful for it!
For the 60th Anniversary, Fender dreamed up a fun commemorative model to celebrate the Jazz Bass history. Unlike other collectible anniversary models, the 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass was made by Fender Mexico, which keeps it reasonably-priced despite impressive specs and details.
This 2020 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass features a gorgeous Firmest Silver finish with matching headstock, and it has Fender's "Road Worn" treatment so it feels and looks like a vintage relic. Across the board, the model stays consistent with the original '60s specs—contour offset body, two single coil pickups, mid-‘60s C-shaped maple neck with Pau Ferro fingerboard, etc. While later iterations of the Jazz Bass had the now-standard control layout with three knobs, the original 1960-62 J basses cam with stack-pole tone controls to give you wide flexibility in sound. This is a versatile configuration made popular by the Flea signature bass, and it lets you explore a wider range of options.
This 2020 Fender Road Worn 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass shows minimal signs of play and use, and it is set up with low action. The tortoise pickguard perfectly accents the Firemist Silver with matching headstock, and the Road Worn treatment is tasteful. This would be a hard-working, reliable instrument for the stage, but it's also a great bass to keep in your music room for any time you need some low-end rumble. It includes its original hardshell case.