1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®

1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®, 3A Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Daphne Blue

Model Number: 9236091120

$8,499.00 RRP
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New for 2024, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the 1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®. Over six decades after its initial release, this bass is loaded with appointments and vibe that transports players back to the early-‘60s.

The elegantly contoured two-piece select alder body wears a Heavy Relic® lacquer finish in Three-Color Sunburst, Super Faded Aged Shell Pink and Faded Aged Daphne Blue. This expertly aged treatment is designed to evoke decades of the most punishing play and touring—from serious dings and tents to discolored hardware, these Heavy Relic® basses look like true, battle-tested workhorses.

The quartersawn maple neck has a ’60-style “U” back-shape, flat-laminated rosewood fingerboard and period-correct matching painted headstocks (Shell Pink and Daphne Blue only) for iconic golden era looks and feel.

Other premium features include 7.25" radius, 20 medium vintage (47095) frets, Custom Shop hand-wound vintage Jazz Bass® pickups, vintage wiring with concentric volume and tone controls, 4-ply brown shell pickguard, vintage-style 4-saddle bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, disc string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9236091120
    Series Time Machine™
    Color Faded Aged Daphne Blue
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape Jazz Bass®
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Neck
    Neck Material Quartersawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape 1960 Jazz Bass® "U"
    Fingerboard Radius 7.25" (184.1 mm)
    Fingerboard Material 3A Rosewood
    Number of Frets 20
    Fret Size Jescar Medium Vintage (47095)
    Nut Width 1.5" (38.1 mm)
    Position Inlays Vintage Clay Dot
    Headstock Jazz Bass®
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo, Serialized
  • Hardware
    Bridge 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style
    Pickguard 4-Ply Brown Shell
    Control Knobs Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Vintage Jazz Bass®
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Vintage Jazz Bass®
    Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
    Switching None
    Configuration SS