1967 FENDER JAZZ BASS

1967 Fender Jazz Bass

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1967 Jazz bass characteristics: Two piece logo including five individual patent numbers applied on top of the finish, Fender name imprinted non-reverse clover (or occasionally oval) tuners with no ® mark and no rivet, strapholder on headstock back, rosewood fretboard, white plastic binding on neck, pearloid block fret markers, medium jumbo fret wire, neck butt date etc. ink stamps, fifth hole on neck butt for hanging while painting, F Series neck plate, neck pocket paint stick etc., tortoise shell/white/black/white vinyl pickguard or white/black/white vinyl pickguard on custom colors, body nail holes (for paint drying), thumb rest under G string, grey bobbin pickups (often hand dated), ground shields under pickups, chrome pickup cover and bridge cover with foam rubber string mute, countersunk fastening screws on chrome bridge/pickup covers and pots assembly plate, heptagonal shaped knobs,CTS or Stackpole potentiometers, ground shield under pots assembly, round orange or yellow tone capacitor, cloth wiring, ground wire underneath bridge, threaded bridge saddles, black tolex case with silver plastic logo and orange interior, hang tag.

Serial numbers ranged from roughly 175000 to 210000 although there are many overlapping exceptions. For more precise dating, cross reference the serial number with the instrument's neck butt date, pickup date and potentiometer codes.