Fender Custom Shop 1961 Heavy Relic Jazz Bass
Big sound. Smooth playability. In a vintage-style model that looks as though it's straight out of the sixties. The Fender Custom Shop 1961 Heavy Relic Jazz Bass excels in every department. And nowhere is that more evident than in its huge sound quality. A pair of hand-wound single-coil Jazz Bass pickups growl and bite with immense power. Everything you play will get heard.
And hitting each note will feel easy. The Heavy Relic Jazz Bass' stunning rosewood fretboard feels like silk beneath your fingertips. So you can glide from fret to fret without friction. An aged relic finish gives it a touch of vintage class. But there's none of the heavy, awkward usability of the past - alder used for the body is lightweight, meaning you'll feel completely free when playing. An iconic bass.
Punchy, single-coil '60s sound
The Custom Shop 1961 Jazz Bass is loaded with a pair of hand-wound single-coil J bass pickups. And anyone in the know will understand that this means this instrument possesses powerful, all-encompassing bass sound. Brilliant for both low and midrange playing, these pickups really growl. They'll ensure that everything you play sounds full and defined - no matter the frequency. It's this bass sound that drove some of the most popular music of the sixties. Experience greatness.
The best possible playing surface
Seasoned bassists know that there's nothing better than rosewood for providing warmth, depth, and a smooth playing feel. And Fender's Custom Shop is committed to only creating the very best instruments out there. That's why they've fitted the 1961 Jazz Bass with a rosewood fingerboard. It brings a distinct richness to everything you play, ensuring your basslines sound full and robust. And it's sleek against your fingers, reducing friction and increasing playing comfort.
Bass that sounds full
Even down to the smallest detail, Fender's Custom Shop always makes sure their guitars are inch-perfect. This is true down to the bone nut included on the Relic Jazz Bass. Bone has been used on high-end guitars for decades - it offers superior resonance and sustain in everything you play. This is a bass that lets you be sure every note sounds as good as it possibly can.
Old school style
The worn-in look is an aesthetic that's heavily sought after in the world of guitars. But it's one that you've usually got to be patient in order to achieve - it can take decades for your instrument to get that aged, vintage look. But with the Fender Custom Shop Relic Jazz Bass, you can enjoy this style straight out of the box. Thanks to Fender's special "Relic" process, the guitar has a natural, aged appearance that makes it look like a true classic.
Take it on the road
A bass this good should be played as much as possible. But you should only take an instrument this precious on tour if you know it's well protected. Well, never fear. Fender have included a deluxe hardshell case at no extra cost. Tough and durable, it's ready to handle whatever the touring life can throw at it, and will keep your guitar looking pristine.
- Model Name: Fender Custom Shop 1961 Heavy Relic Jazz Bass, 3-Colour Sunburst
- Model Code: 9235000856
- Series: Time Machine
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Lacquer
- Body Shape: Jazz Bass
- Colour: 3-Colour Sunburst
Neck and Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Finish: Lacquer
- Neck Shape: 1960 Jazz Bass "U"
- Scale Length: 34''
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5''
- No. of Frets: 20
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot
Hardware and Electronics
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.5''
- Truss Rods: Vintage-Style
- 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), Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Bridge Pickup)
- Pickup Configuration: SS
- Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
- Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
- Control Knobs: Black Plastic
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.045 - .105 Gauges)
- Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
- Dimensions: 5.8'' x 17.5'' x 51''
- Weight: 26.45 lbs