Fender celebrates 60 in style with limited edition 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass

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The Jazz Bass was Fender’s second-ever four-string design, debuting in 1960, nine years after the Precision. Since then, the bass guitar has been a staple of rock, punk, funk, blues, heavy metal (and, yes, even jazz) musicians.

Now, to celebrate six decades in production, Fender has launched the 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass.

The limited-edition model boasts classic J-Bass features, including an offset alder body, ’60s U-shaped maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard with 20 vintage tall frets and white pearloid dots.

Pickups are a pair of Pure Vintage ‘62 Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups, with period-correct covers. Similar to the earliest J-Bass models, they’re controlled via stacked concentric volume and tone knobs.

Other features include a four-saddle bridge with threaded steel saddles, reverse open-gear tuners, nickel/chrome hardware, a four-ply tortoiseshell pickguard and one-ply white neck binding.

The bass is offered in an Arctic Pearl finish for $2,199.99.

For more information, head to Fender.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.