1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®

1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

Model Number: 9231012906

$7,499.00 RRP
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Only a year after its debut, the Jazz Bass received a new control configuration in 1961 that featured a volume knob for each pickup and a master tone knob—a classic control arrangement that endures to this day. The 1961 Jazz Bass Heavy Relic is a faithful recreation of the time-honored original, with a few custom features prized by players worldwide. The two-piece alder body, hand selected for weight and grain, wears a Heavy Relic lacquer finish. The quartersawn maple neck features a ’60-style Jazz Bass “U” profile, topped by a 9.5”-radius flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets for comfort and perfect action along the entire length of the neck.

As with the now-familiar control arrangement that first appeared in mid 1961, the hand-wound vintage Jazz bass pickups each have their own volume control, with a master tone knob. Other features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, vintage-style bass bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and disk string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, string mutes and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9231012906
    Series Time Machine
    Color 3-Color Sunburst
    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 9.5" (241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Flat-Laminated AAA Rosewood
    Number of Frets 20
    Fret Size Medium Jumbo
    Nut Width 1.5" (38.1 mm)
    Position Inlays Micarta White Dot
    Truss Rod Nut Vintage-Style Slotted
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
  • Hardware
    Bridge 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style
    Pickguard 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
    Control Knobs Black "Witch Hat"
  • Electronics
    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), Master Tone
    Switching N/A
    Configuration SS