1963 Bass VI Journeyman Relic®

1963 Bass VI Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

Model Number: 9235001172

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Debuting in 1961, the Fender® Bass VI six-string bass quickly became a favorite secret weapon in the arsenals of producers and players seeking to add extra sonic depth to their sound. Beloved of both guitarists and bassists, the Bass VI earned its place in the mix, appearing on a surprisingly large and diverse array of recordings over the ensuing decades (Jet Harris, Glen Campbell, the Beatles, Aerosmith and the Cure to name only a few).

With a gently aged Journeyman Relic® lacquer finish on its two-piece alder body and Closet Classic hardware, this beautifully crafted 1963 Bass VI model radiates an impressively stylish aura. Features include a maple neck with ’60s-style “oval C” profile, 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with narrow tall frets, three shielded single-coil Jaguar pickups, classic Bass VI wiring with three pickup selector switches and bass-cut switch, master volume and tone controls, four-ply nitrocellulose brown shell pickguard, adjustable bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and “wing” string tree with nylon spacer. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9235001172
    Series Time Machine
    Color Faded 3-Color Sunburst
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Journeyman Relic® Lacquer
    Body Shape Bass VI
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Neck
    Neck Material Maple
    Neck Finish Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape '60s Oval "C"
    Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Rosewood
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size 6105 Narrow Tall
    Nut Width 1.550"
    Position Inlays Micarta White Dot
  • Hardware
    Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjustable with “Floating” Tremolo Tailpiece
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style
    Pickguard 4-Ply Brown Shell
    Control Knobs Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop '62 Single-Coil Jaguar®
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop '62 Single-Coil Jaguar®
    Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
    Switching 3 Pickup On/Off Switches, 1 Low Cut Switch
    Configuration SSS