The bass of your dreams. When you play the Fender Custom Shop 66 Journeyman Relic Jazz Bass, you're playing an instrument which has been crafted to the finest of standards. Offering you a totally unique playing experience and a sound straight from the '60s, it fulfils all bassists' deepest desires. Your deepest desires. Two Custom Shop single-coil J-Bass pickups give you a vintage tone with articulation that brings out every detail of your notes. Your basslines will sound better than ever before.
An expertly crafted custom rift sawn maple neck feels luxurious in your hands. You'll be able to express yourself with ease. No bassline is out of reach and you'll experience newfound freedom all the way along the round-laminated rosewood fretboard. This is no ordinary bass. It was built for those who want the absolute best from their instrument. Performance, tone, and character.
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Pure character in a pickup. The Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil J-Bass pickups loaded into this bass give it a vibrant, purring tone. Offering solid articulation and powerful output, this pairing will bring out the best in your licks and riffs no matter what style you're playing. Get ready for your notes to stand out and be heard without fail, while they chime through the mix like a bell.
The bridge J-Bass pickup is tight and punchy which is what made the Jazz Bass of the '60s so popular. It will project your notes with sharp clarity and precision. The J-Bass Rhythm in the neck offers a world of different tones for you to explore. Rich and creamy, it smoothens out your notes and makes them sing with warmth. Working in complete harmony, these pickups will invigorate your music.
Luxury. It's not a word that is often used to describe a neck. But it perfectly explains the rift sawn maple neck on the 1966 Jazz Bass. There's nothing quite like having a Custom Shop neck in your hands, knowing it is one of the finest you will ever lay your fingers on. Custom made with the finest attention to detail you can imagine, it offers you everything you could ever desire - smooth fret transitions, comfortable grip, and beautiful, bright resonance. You'll be able to express yourself clearly and with complete accuracy all along the fretboard, and your licks will glimmer with character.
Ready for a world tour? This bass is. Packed with professional tools the 4-Saddle American Vintage bridge offers the supreme tuning stability and total reliability that are essential for live shows. And it's got some quality tuners to back it up. A custom 4-ply pickguard helps to protect the flashy finish from any scratches or damage, so your instrument will always look as good as it sounds. All this combined with the super comfortable Jazz Bass shape and luscious feel makes this one of the best basses you will ever lay eyes on.
An instrument of such individuality needs protecting. Which is why the Fender 1966 Jazz Bass comes with a deluxe hardshell case, certificate of authenticity and a strap. Take your cherished instrument on the road, with the peace of mind that it’ll be in pristine condition every time you play. Preventing scratching, scraping, or any other damage to your guitar, the deluxe hardshell case makes transporting between venues simple and stress-free while the strap will keep it where it belongs during performances - strapped to you. No worries. No panic. Just the excitement of performance, the way it should be.