60th Anniversary Roadworn ’60s Jazz Bass
First introduced in 1960, the Jazz Bass has withstood the test of time to become one of the most played and recorded instruments in modern music history. Inspired by the original, the Fender 60th Anniversary Roadworn ’60s Jazz Bass is a beautiful instrument with the classic J Bass offset-waist body, fast-action neck, two Vintage-Style ’60s single-coil pickups, concentric volume/tone controls, and 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard. Fender’s 60th Anniversary Roadworn ’60s J Bass is remarkably comfortable to play and lets you pull off extremely tight runs and grooves with ease. Of course, it delivers legendary punchy J Bass tone, courtesy of a pair of specially wound 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass pickups. And rocking classic ’60s styling and a beautifully aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish, the Fender 60th Anniversary Roadworn ’60s Jazz Bass looks every bit as good as it sounds!
Built 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 alder body will make those marathon gigs and sessions much more comfortable. And ask any player who has spent time with the slim C-shaped maple neck on a ’60s Jazz Bass, and you will hear a string of descriptors ranging from fast to effortless to one-of-a-kind. With its narrow 1.5-inch nut and pau ferro fingerboard with a modern 9.5-inch radius and 20 medium jumbo frets, the 60th Anniversary Roadworn ’60s Jazz Bass neck sits beautifully in the hands and features a touch and response dynamic that opens wide the doors of stylistic exploration.
Simple, effective electronics
Jazz basses boast a 2-pickup arrangement that delivers a broad range of tone. With single-coil pickups stationed in the bridge and middle positions and the instrument’s original dual concentric pot setup, the J Bass has been the purveyor of some of the most legendary bass tones in modern music history. The 60th Anniversary Roadworn ’60s Jazz Bass pickups serve up a huge tonal range from deep fundamentals to punchy midrange growl — and everything in between, depending on how you set the controls. Jazz, funk, blues, rock, fusion — and yes, even metal — this bass can cover it all.
Join the ranks of Jazz Bass players
Pick up the Fender 60th Anniversary Roadworn ’60s Jazz Bass and you’re in 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, Victor Bailey, Flea, John Paul Jones, and countless more chose the J Bass as their go-to axe, due to its unparalleled playability and tonal versatility. Sweetwater’s advice: If you want the iconic round and punchy, growling J Bass sound along with effortless playability — and an amazing value, to boot — pick up the Fender 60th Anniversary Roadworn ’60s Jazz Bass and drive your music with legendary tone.
Fender 60th Anniversary Roadworn ’60s Jazz Bass Features:
- Tribute to the original J Bass design with classic aesthetics and rock-solid performance
- Comfort Contour offset-waist alder body with 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard
- Beautiful Road Worn nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Fast, effortless, mid-‘60s C-profile neck
- Silky pau ferro fingerboard, modern 9.5-inch-radius
- 1.5-inch synthetic bone nut; 20 medium jumbo frets
- 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass single-coil middle and bridge pickups
- 2 stacked concentric volume/tone controls
- 4-saddle vintage-style bridge with threaded steel saddles
- Vintage-style reverse, open-gear tuning machines