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The ultimate Jazz Bass, the holy-grail! The Stack Knob jazz bass is named as such in reference to the controls that disappeared from the model sometime in 1961.

The stacked knobs control concentric potentiometers. You get one volume and one tone control for each pickup. Balance between the bridge and neck pickup is adjusted by simply changing the volume of one or both pickups.

The bass is a beauty - stunning in person really. The resonance of the piece is something to behold.

Neck and body dates are intact - neck date is 2-61 and in the body date is 3-61.

The original CTS potentiometers are in place, displaying the code 1376025, dating them to the 25th week of 1960. All solders are original. Mell signed one of the concentric pots - a name you'll see under the pickguards of many Pre CBS Fenders.

The neck has been professionally refinished. It was subsequently played and shows wear that both looks and feels authentic, as if the neck was never refinished. The frets and nut have been replaced. The fretboard was spared any modification - it wasn't re-radiused or altered. The tuners were changed to a modern set with the old mounting screw holes filled. The logo is one that you'd see on a later Jazz bass, likely because the original logo style for the stack knob era bass is hard to find. There is a typical, superficial crack near the low E tuner at the base of the headstock that appears to have been stabilized/glued or it is just superficial.

The body is completely original: the perfectly worn finish, pickups, pots, solders, bridge, strap buttons and the pickguard, which shows no cracks whatsoever.

The original case is included. It isn't in the best shape, but I've see much worse! The handle is changed, as is one latch. It does securely hold the bass, but I'd recommend the use of a modern case for storage and transport for the next owner of this amazing piece.

Color: Sunburst
Weight: 9lbs 12.5ozs
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple Re-finished
Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Inlays: Clay Dots
Frets: Re-fretted
Fret count: 20
Nut material: Bone non-original
Nut width: 1 7/16"
Scale: 34"
Radius: 7.25"
Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.88"
Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.98"
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2.25mm
Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 2.75mm
String gauge: .045-.103"
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge Pickup: 7.89k OEM Fender
Neck Pickup: 7.86k OEM Fender
Tuners: Replaced
Pots: Original
Case: OHSC
Notes: Repro handle and 1 replaced latch on the OHSC. The frets have been replaced along with the bone nut and the tuners are non-original, the original holes were filled, note

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Very Good
Original Hard
Mahar's Vintage Guitars
Chuck Mahar
Online Only
7:46 AM
Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Usually available always, sometimes not so much, even at other times on other days.

Buyer to pay prior to shipment via Paypal, wire transfer, credit card or other electronic means. Payment must clear before shipping. Certified checks and trades are accepted, however checks must clear before we will ship and trades must be received here and evaluated prior to shipment of our item.

All orders ship within three business days of the receipt of an order, usually faster. Tracking information will be automatically forwarded to all buyers. Buyers must retain all shipping materials in the event a return is necessary.

Returns accepted if the purchaser responds within 48 hours of receipt of an item and there is a discrepancy relating to the condition or originality of an item. Returns are not accepted for items that do not meet the needs or sonic tastes of clients due to the subjective nature, unless such concern is stated prior to the purchase. Any return for reasons other than incorrect advertising of condition or originality on the part of Mahar's Vintage Guitars shall be the responsibility of the buyer, which shall result in the buyer paying all shipping costs (to and from) their location.