This 1962 Fender Jazz bass in Fiesta Red is just amazing.
The finish on this bass is incredibly vivid, bearing a few scars but still retaining that factory glow and striking look. The neck too is fantastic, being from the beginning of 1962 and as such, featuring a slab-board fingerboard before these were changed to veneer boards in August of the same year. The finish has worn into the wood wonderfully and the fingerboard itself is in great shape. The celluloid pickguard too has escaped the ravages of time, with very little shrinkage and minimal discolouration. The pair of covers over the bridge and neck pickup still shine fearlessly adding to the visual appeal of this first-rate bass.
Neck date of February 1962 and pot dates of late 1961 make this a rare early one, before the curved board and before the matching headstock was introduced. All totally original factory solder and not a single thing changed since it left Fullerton in mid 1962, including those rare to see, original string mutes plus the original brown tolex case in great shape make this an all-round unmissable package.