A beautiful 1963 USA Fender Jazz Bass Guitar with Original Ess and Ess Hardshell Case....
I am dating this as a 1963. It has a December 1962 neck see pic 8…pots are 1963 see pics 9 and 10..It then has the Fender L serial number plate for 1963… See pics…
This cool bass is all original including the always missing bridge covers…this one even has the thumb rest…Original tuners, Pick guard, (one tip broken), see pic 7…
Strap buttons, yes, even the strap button on the headstock, pickups, and wiring…the Ess and Ess case is original to the guitar. It was offered at that time with the white case and a lot of players preferred the black cases…
Of course you have noticed by now that the guitar was refinished…big sigh!! I know..wouldn’t it been great if they just let it alone..lol…
This cool bass was a working mans bass. It was used to play in a bunch of bars, Elks Clubs and what have you by a popular Country player from here in Des Moines. I am sorry to say, he is no longer with us. I’m sure he thought he was doing the right thing back in the 70’s when natural finishes were getting popular. He wouldn’t have been the only one to do this. It looks pretty good. Not a Pro job at all, but it looks cool and fortunately, he didn’t touch the front of the Headstock.
Without the original Fender Headstock Logo, this would be a problem. So, if you are looking for a museum piece, this is not for you. However, if you are looking for a 1963 Fender Jass bass and don’t want to spend $10,000…maybe this one is for you!
Here is some info:
Years in Production: 1960 - present
Unique to this Year: 1963 was the first year the Jazz Bass did not come standard with individual string mutes at the bridge.
Body Style: Offset solid body
Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard
Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 34-inch scale length
Notable Players: John Entwistle, Noel Redding, Rick Danko, Marcus Miller, Geddy Lee
As cool as the guitar is, the original case is also really cool. It’s a USA Ess and Ess Case …The original Logo plate is still in the case..See pic 15…The latches, handle and hinges are all correct and still operating with one exception. One latch is broken. I have a proper replacement in the case. If I have time before selling, I’ll have my Tech replace the broken latch…The Blue felt lining is still there and in very good shape...
What a time capsule this guitar and case is…
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