Fender Squier Classic Vibe 60’s Jazz Bass
Fender Squier Classic Vibe 60’s Jazz Bass ’60s is an electric bass guitar that has all of the deluxe elements its Fender big brother did when first introduced in the 1960s: groovy offset waist design, narrow width, fast-action maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 2 custom single-coil pickups with Alnico V magnets, individual volume controls that allow you to solo either pickup’s sound or blend them for new sounds, and a master tone control for overall tone shaping.
About The Jazz Bass
the Fender Jazz Bass currently exists in more than 40 incarnations, from a lean-and-mean Standard series model to the rough-and-ready Road Worn model to the enormous Steve Bailey Jazz Bass VI to the gorgeous limited edition 50th anniversary model. Can it really be 50? It wears it well. It still looks so modern. It’s still much more than the sum of its parts, even though they’re really cool parts. It still looks and feels so sleek, curvaceous and sexy that it almost doesn’t really compute that the Jazz has reached a full half-century. It seems to lack its revered older brother’s air of rough austerity, but that’s probably a good thing, because it makes the Jazz Bass forever adventurous and forever cool. It means that no matter how long the Jazz continues to rule the realm of bass, it’s forever young.
Fender acquired U.S. guitar string manufacturer the V.C. Squier Company in 1965; by 1982 the Squier name had resurfaced as a low-cost “value brand” alternative initially manufactured and distributed in the Japanese domestic market and soon offered to Europe, North America and the rest of the world.
To maintain and control costs over the years, Squier instruments have been produced in several nations, including Japan, Korea, India, China, Indonesia and Mexico. While the brand has produced its share of innovative designs over the past 25 years, its main focus and most successful approach has always been to be the “value brand” alternative to its big brother, Fender.