Significant changes were afoot in 1974 for the Jazz Bass®. The bridge pickup had been moved about half an inch closer to the bridge only the year before, and 1974 saw the last of the four-bolt necks for quite a while. Further, the slim C-shaped maple neck was re-sculpted with a meatier U-shaped profile (and acquired a walnut "skunk" stripe), white fingerboard binding and pearl block inlays made their first appearance, headstock "bullet" truss rod nuts were first adopted, and black pickguards replaced their longstanding tortoiseshell predecessors.
The American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass encompasses many of the above features and is the sole member of the new American Vintage bass lineup to offer a choice of maple and round-laminated rosewood fingerboards, each with white binding, pearl block inlays and 20 vintage-style frets. Other authentic features include a urethane-finished alder body (ash on Natural-finish model), three-ply black/white/black pickguard (three-ply white/black/white on Black model), new American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, upper-mounted thumb rest, vintage-style bridge with single-groove steel "barrel" saddles, '70s-style "Fender"-stamped open-gear tuners, four-bolt "F"-stamped neck plate, chrome pickup and "F"-stamped bridge covers with vintage-accurate positioning, and more.
- Tech Specs
Manufacturer Fender Specification
Model Name: American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass®, Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood, Natural
Model Number: 0191030821
Series: American Vintage
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Urethane
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Urethane
Neck Shape: "U" Shape
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.475" (37.46 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Head Stock Binding: White
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Unique Features: Mounted Chrome Pickup and "F" Bridge Cover with Vintage- Accurate Positioning, Upper-Mounted Thumb Rest, Four-Bolt "F" Neck Plate, Walnut "Skunk" Stripe, White Neck Binding with White Pearloid Block Position Inlays
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- Delivery & Returns
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Alternatively all orders can be collected from our Derby store by choosing Click & Collect at the checkout. Please note these details are for UK delivery only, non-mainland orders may take longer and/or incur an additional charge, for international orders please contact us.