Give your gigs a blast from the past with this Fender Custom Shop 1966 Jazz Bass Relic. One of the most beloved bass guitars of all time, the classic Jazz Bass has stood the test of time. Now, the Fender Custom Shop’s experts have constructed a model that puts that must-have 1966 mojo back in business. Unlike the jazz basses of the past, this Custom Shop model features a unique contoured heel design that makes playing upper frets easier without sacrificing style. Other appointments include a rich-sounding alder body complemented by a comfortable maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. Two hand-wound single-coils do the heavy tone lifting with all the vintage appeal of pickups right out of the ’60s.
The timeless J Bass sound
Whether you play rock or country, funk or blues, or (naturally) jazz, the Custom Shop 1966 Jazz Bass Relic will deliver the tone you need. This J Bass comes loaded with a pair of hand-wound Vintage Jazz Bass single-coil pickups that deliver the classic J Bass sound you’ve heard on countless recordings. A series of volume and tone knobs allow you to dial in the perfect blend for whatever the gig throws at you.
Shaped for comfort and performance
One of the things that made the J Bass an instant hit with working bass players was its unique offset-waist body shape. Perfect whether playing standing or seated, the classic Jazz Bass contoured body will make those marathon gigs and sessions much more comfortable. With its vintage ’60 J Bass “U” shape neck that’s only 1.5-inch wide at the nut, this instrument was originally designed to appeal to jazz bassists. The slender neck not only facilitates the fluid execution of fast, complex bass lines; it’s perfect for any musical style — which is why you hear the Fender Jazz Bass in every genre of music.
Join the ranks of Jazz Bass players
Pick up the Fender Custom Shop 1966 Jazz Bass Relic and you’re entering the company of some of the greatest bass players of all time. World-renowned bassists such as Jaco Pastorius, Geddy Lee, Marcus Miller, Larry Graham, John Paul Jones, and Victor Bailey have all chosen the J Bass as their go-to axe. Sweetwater’s advice: If you want the iconic round and punchy, growling J Bass sound, there’s only one way to get it: a Fender Jazz Bass. With the ’66 Relic, you’ve got a premium instrument handcrafted by Fender’s elite Custom Shop luthiers. A wise investment, indeed.