01 Fender Custom Shop B2 68 Jazz Bass JRN VWT #CZ572616 9lbs 8oz Front

Fender Custom Shop ’68 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic – Vintage White #72616


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Fender Custom Shop ’68 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic – Vintage White #72616



Fender Custom Shop 1968 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic, Maple Fingerboard, Vintage White

“I love the combination of Alder and Maple on a Jazz Bass.  We see a lot of Rosewood on J’s, which is tried and true for the pickup voicing, but something unique happens to the upper harmonic character when they do Maple for the fretboard.   The hand-wound Vintage Jazz pickups provide punch and some 60’s warmth.  Whether you play fingerstyle, slap, or with pick, these basses give you tons of options.  I interpret the 60’s “U” as more of a C shape when used in conjuction with the 1.5” nut spacing.  Very playable and comfortable basses!”- Anthony (Empire Music)

A rare find for this year, the ’68 Jazz Bass® Journeyman Relic® has some stunning features that made this bass a favorite for players and pros. Of particular interest and importance is a rarely found design combination from that year: a maple fingerboard with black block inlays. The two-piece select alder body has a comfortably worn Journeyman Relic lacquer finish, and the quartersawn maple neck features a ’60s-style “Jazz Bass U” profile, vintage 7.25”-radius quartersawn maple fingerboard and 20 medium jumbo (6150) frets.

Custom Shop hand-wound vintage Jazz Bass pickups yield compelling and dynamic tones with the classic three-knob Jazz Bass control configuration (middle pickup volume, bridge pickup volume, master tone). Other features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, four-saddle vintage-style bridge, vintage-style tuning machines and a bone nut. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

The bass pictured is the actual bass that you will receive. It comes with Fender’s Factory Warranty and our 100% satisfaction guarantee! It will be professionally set up and ready to play before it leaves our store.

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  • Full factory setup and inspection on every guitar with purchase
  • Personal service from Joe, Todd or Anthony before and after your purchase
  • Free shipping on all new items
  • Free technical assistance for life on all products
Serial #
Model #
2-piece select alder
Body finish
Neck material
Quartersawn maple
Neck finish
Neck shape
1960 jazz bass® "u"
Fingerboard radius
7.25" (184.1 mm)
Fingerboard material
Round-lam maple
Position inlays
Black block
Side dots
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