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Fender Custom Shop '68 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Candy Apple Red

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Fender Custom Shop '68 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Candy Apple Red

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Manufacturer's Description

A rare find for this year, the '68 Jazz Bass® Journeyman Relic® has some stunning features that made this bass a favorite for players and pros. Of particular interest and importance is a rarely found design combination from that year: a maple fingerboard with black block inlays. The two-piece select alder body has a comfortably worn Journeyman Relic lacquer finish, and the quartersawn maple neck features a '60s-style "Jazz Bass U" profile, vintage 7.25"-radius quartersawn maple fingerboard and 20 medium jumbo (6150) frets.

Custom Shop hand-wound vintage Jazz Bass pickups yield compelling and dynamic tones with the classic three-knob Jazz Bass control configuration (middle pickup volume, bridge pickup volume, master tone). Other features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, four-saddle vintage-style bridge, vintage-style tuning machines and a bone nut. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.



  • Model Name: '68 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Model Number: 9235001593
  • Color: Aged Candy Apple Red


  • Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
  • Body Material: Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer


  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: '60 J-Bass "U"
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: 6150 Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
  • Neck Plate: V Logo Serialized
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Decal Under Finish, Light Checking
  • Fingerboard: Quartersawn Maple
  • Position Inlays: Side Dot


  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Vintage Jazz Bass®
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Vintage Jazz Bass®
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • Pickup Configuration: SS


  • Bridge: P/J Bass Relic
  • Tuning Machines: American Vintage Bass Nickel Relic
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: '64 Jazz Bass 4-Ply Tortoise Relic
  • Control Knobs: Large Skirted Black Relic


  • Strings: Fender® USA Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • Instrument Weight: 9.3 lbs
  • Serial #: CZ54818


Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for the Fender Custom Shop. This '68 Jazz Bass Journeyman Relic is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.