1978 Fender Jazz Bass

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1978 Jazz bass characteristics: Smaller headstock decal logo, including serial number usually beginning with an "S8" and applied under the finish (for more precise dating, cross reference the serial number with the instrument's neck butt stamp, pickup stamp and potentiometer codes), no "Offset Contour Body" decal, Schaller "open back" Fender name imprinted clover tuners with an ® mark and no rivet, bullet truss rod adjustment at headstock, rosewood fretboard or one piece maple neck with skunk stripe, pearloid block fret markers, white plastic neck binding, medium jumbo fret wire, neck butt date etc. ink stamps, extra hole on neck butt for hanging while painting, 3 bolt F Series neck plate with tilt adjust and no serial number, neck pocket paint stick etc., extra body holes in neck pocket for hanging while painting, neck pocket date sticker, black/white/black/white or white/black/white vinyl pickguard, pickguard date sticker, thumb rest above E string, date ink stamped grey bobbin pickups, chrome pickup cover and bridge cover with foam rubber string mute, black plastic volume and tone knobs with numbers, CTS potentiometers, "blue drop" tone capacitor, plastic wiring, Switchcraft input jack, round ground wire route underneath bridge, single groove bridge saddles, rectangular Tolex case with silver plastic logo and orange or rust interior or rectangular plastic case with black colored interior, hang tag.