Fender Custom Shop 1966 Journeyman Relic Jazz Bass, Ice Blue Metallic

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Product Ref: 68427

  • Custom Shop Jazz Bass Handmade in the USA
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Alder Body
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickups
  • Ice Blue Metallic Finish with Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Quartersawn Maple Neck with '60s ''U'' Profile

Fender Custom Shop 1966 Journeyman Relic Jazz Bass, Ice Blue Metallic


The Fender Custom Shop 1966 Journeyman Relic is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop Jazz Bass guitar. The quartersawn Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard features a '60s ''U'' profile which provides a comfortable and smooth playing experience. The 1966 Journeyman Relic Jazz Bass has two Custom Shop hand-wound single-coil pickups which combine with the resonant and lightweight Alder body to produce the classic and unmistakable Jazz Bass tone that's ideal for everything from rock to reggae, blues and jazz fusion

Product Ref: 68427

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Time Machine Series by Fender

The Time Machine series is Fender's own shrine to the heritage and legacy of the pioneers who made the company what it is today. The Fender Custom Shop has reached new heights of craftsmanship with its acclaimed Time Machine series, artfully crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and tooling used to create the originals all those years ago.

The Custom Shop proudly introduced an expanded selection of premium ''relic'' finishes that have been designed to replicate the worn-in vibe of a genuine vintage instrument. The Relic finish delivers an authentic worn-in wear of a guitar that has experienced many years of regular use. Each finish is specially devised to capture the authenticity of the original-era, with unparalleled breathability and resonance.

Premium Features of the Fender Custom Shop 1966 Jazz Bass

This Custom Shop 1966 Journeyman Relic Jazz Bass is equipped with two Custom Shop hand-wound single-coil pickups that are designed to produce era-specific authenticity along with modern versatility and reliability. Other premium features include a 3-ply parchment pickguard, 4-saddle vintage-style bridge, vintage controls with matching hardware, a black Custom Shop case and Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

The Custom Shop 1966 Jazz Bass comes complete with a ice blue metallic finish and nitrocellulose lacquer, imparting the appearance of years of aging and use without the need for heavy wear and tear.

Unrivaled Quality and Craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivaled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.

The History of the Jazz Bass

Introduced in 1960, Fender welcomed a new decade by debuting a deluxe bass guitar, the Jazz Bass. Sleek and supercharged with dual pickups, a slim neck and a curvaceous offset waist, the Jazz Bass has ruled the world of electric bass ever since Fender first introduced it. The versatile and unmistakable tone, effortless feel and performance make the Jazz Bass the number-one choice for professional bassists worldwide.


  • Model Name: 1966 Journeyman Relic® Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Ice Blue Metallic
  • Model Number: 1556600883
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Colour: Ice Blue Metallic

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: '60s ''U''
  • Scale Length: 34'' (864mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5''
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.5'' (38.1mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dots
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • Controls:
    • Volume 1 - Neck Pickup
    • Tone 1 - Neck Pickup
    • Volume 2 - Bridge Pickup
    • Tone 2 - Bridge Pickup
    • Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: None
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top