1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®
1961 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9231012906
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.
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