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£1,595

‘61 style J type bass


Available now...this really cool ‘61 style J type bass, finished in a nitro-cellulose sonic blue and distressed to approx. 8 out of 10. The maple neck features a lovely dark Amazon rosewood slab board fingerboard, fitted with clay dots, front and side.

The body is based on an early ‘60’s style bass, complete with mute holes between the bridge pickup and bridge and also the earthing strip, seen on J type basses up until around 1963. The bass also features many other vintage correct appointments, the finger rest/tug bar below the G string, vintage style threaded saddle bridge, mint green guard with 30 degree bevelled edge and even the ‘router hump’ in the lower cutaway.

The neck is fitted with medium jumbo frets and a bone nut for the best possible tone. The non-matching headstock (matching colour headstocks didn’t become standard until around mid-’62) is fitted with reverse style tuners and vintage style string guide.

The handwound Bare Knuckle HF60 pickups are wired through CTS stack pots, this gives the bass a far broader scope of sounds than the standard three knobs set up allows, top knob is volume, bottom is tone. Sprague orange drop capacitors are fitted.

The bass has a lovely tight sound and feel with classic J type tones. The instrument is approx. 9 and a half pounds, enough heft for a solid tone but not a shoulder breaking like a ‘70’s bass...!

Included in the sale is a Hiscox hard case. Please check out the pics below, any further questions...please ask...