1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®


Model #: 9231012908

1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

9231012906

1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White

9231012907

1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Shoreline Gold

9231012908
1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Shoreline Gold

More about 1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®

Only a year after its debut, the Jazz Bass received a new control configuration in 1961 that featured a volume knob for each pickup and a master tone knob—a classic control arrangement that endures to this day. The 1961 Jazz Bass Heavy Relic is a faithful recreation of the time-honored original, with a few custom features prized by players worldwide. The two-piece alder body, hand selected for weight and grain, wears a Heavy Relic lacquer finish. The quartersawn maple neck features a ’60-style Jazz Bass “U” profile, topped by a 9.5”-radius flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets for comfort and perfect action along the entire length of the neck.

As with the now-familiar control arrangement that first appeared in mid 1961, the hand-wound vintage Jazz bass pickups each have their own volume control, with a master tone knob. Other features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, vintage-style bass bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and disk string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, string mutes and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Shoreline Gold
Model Number: 9231012908
Series: Time Machine™
Color: Aged Shoreline Gold

Body

Body
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1960 Jazz Bass® "U"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Flat-Laminated AAA Rosewood
Position Inlays: Micarta White Dot

Electronics

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), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Pickup Switching: N/A
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Black "Witch Hat"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
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