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2023 Fender Heritage Late 60s Jazz Bass, Sonic Blue Lacquer, Mint w/ Tags, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2023 Fender Heritage Late 60s Jazz Bass in mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with all hangtags. Sourced brand new directly from Toyko, this Heritage Series was designed in conjunction with Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Mark Kendrick, using profiling data from Fender USA for vintage-spec body and neck profile carves. This retooled top-tier Fender Japan model stands toe to toe with the American Vintage and Original lines.

A now discontinued FSR (Factory Special Run) model virtually unseen outside the Japanese domestic market, this Heritage Late 60s Jazz Bass replicates one of the model's most visually alluring and elusive feature sets, with a custom color nitro lacquer Sonic Blue finish complete with matching peghead, a bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlay, and exact reproductions of Fender's "lollipop" tuning machines.

Tonewoods include an alder body, maple neck, and bound rosewood fingerboard, yielding a notably broad, deep natural acoustic tone. The bridge pickup has the power, burp, and presence that ensures a Jazz Bass cuts through in ensemble situations, and it's easy to dial in the right amount of midrange growl and fundamental thump when balancing the sound between the two single coils. The tone can get quite smooth and wide too, simply by rolling off the bridge pickup Volume and Master Tone control, for a thick sound that doesn't lack definition. The bass weighs 9lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with roundwound 45-100 strings, comfortable action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: "60s C," full shoulders, measuring .815” 1st fret, .990” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, bound with block inlay, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, no wear
-Scale Length: 34”
-Nut: 1 1/2", bone
-Tuners: Lollipop
-Serialization: “Made in Japan” JD23-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickup: Premium Vintage-Style 60s single coil x2
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone (CTS)
-Hardware: Bridge with threaded saddles
-Plastics: Three-ply eggshell pickguard

The Sonic Blue nitro lacquer gloss finish (a finish composition only available on Fender Japan's Heritage series) is like-new, and the gloss on the neck profile is similarly pristine.

The original Fender-branded gigbag and hangtags are included.