J Style Electric Bass Kit
J Style Electric Bass Kit
J Style Electric Bass Kit
J Style Electric Bass Kit
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J Style Electric Bass Kit

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$ 262.00
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A classic bass! Great playability and great sound.

This kit contains everything you need to build your guitar.  Just add your finish materials to the body and neck.  These kits aren’t just a collection of random parts- each neck has been custom fitted to the body to ensure a good, snug fit.  Includes an unfinished, predrilled body, fretted neck, all electronics and hardware. Wood is raw and unfinished, may require sanding and patching or other preparation prior to applying a finish.

Sold as a complete kit. Includes basic instructions.

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The instructions specific to this model can be found in the Instruction Library

SKU: "TFWB001"
Body: Alder
Bridge: Standard
Controls: 1 Tone|2 Volume
Fretboard Material: Rosewood
Fretboard Radius: 12 Inch
Fret Count: 20
Fret Style: Bass|Standard
Hand Orientation: Right Hand
Hardware: Chrome
Pickups: JB-JB
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Joint: Bolt On
Nut Width: 1 5/8 Inch
Pickguard: White
Scale: 34
Top: N/A
Truss Rod: Yes - Preinstalled

Customer Reviews

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Thomas Thorpe
great job

I order the Adler body jazz bass kit to re-enter the music playing world. it seems they are short a bass player at church. the kit arrived faster than some parts from a site less than 100 miles from me. Nice work fret wire. the neck to body fit is spot on. I did a little fit and finish on the raw parts, then a hand rubbed oil finish. it looks amazing. I will be looking at more kits to build from Fretwire.

Thank you for your nice words! Your guitar looks great!

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John
This kit ends up with a great sounding J-Bass!

I received this kit as a Father's Day gift this year. I worked on it only in my spare time and still finished it in just over a week. The neck and body were number matched and needed no work from me for a perfect fit. The wood finished nicely with some light sanding, a couple of coats of primer and then some rattle can gold and poly for a final finish.
The electronics wired up easily and my new bass really does play, sound, and look great. It won't be my last Fretwire kit for sure.

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Robert M
Great experience. Amazing Jazz bass

I had so much fun building this guy. I don't have any tools or access to a workshop so I did everything with just a couple trips to the hardware store. I kept the natural wood which is quite lovely with some tung oil followed by some satin lacquer. I used mostly #0 steel wool to get a soft and smooth surface. I also don't have access to a band saw so I painstakingly shaped and sanded the head-stock by hand and I'm actually thrilled with it. I originally intended to use my hipshot high mass bridge but the folks who designed that bridge provided an irregularly small hex nut to which I no longer owned a key to. I must say though I'm pretty happy with the stock bridge. I also had some schaller tuner machines that I've been itching to install on a new bass so I did.
Overall... the only though that some up the end result is that every time I pick up the bass and look it I can't help but admire it. In the real world I would never bother to pick up a bass that looked this good in my local guitar shop because I would be certain that I could not afford to get it so what would be the point. I feel like I have a bonified well made jazz bass. It honestly feels and plays like 600 - 1000 dollar jazz bass. Fretwire!!

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Lucelia H.
DIY Electric Bass Guitar Kit

So far I'm completely satisfied with the bass. All the parts needed were included. There is very little assembly required, which in my case helped because I've never attempted this before. My only suggestion would be to include a set of direction/instructions/ suggestions for the wiring and tuning keys. I had no trouble getting the wiring directions, Sam Anderson was a tremendous help.
Will most likely purchase a guitar kit in the near future.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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Thomas Thorpe
great job

I order the Adler body jazz bass kit to re-enter the music playing world. it seems they are short a bass player at church. the kit arrived faster than some parts from a site less than 100 miles from me. Nice work fret wire. the neck to body fit is spot on. I did a little fit and finish on the raw parts, then a hand rubbed oil finish. it looks amazing. I will be looking at more kits to build from Fretwire.

Thank you for your nice words! Your guitar looks great!

J
John
This kit ends up with a great sounding J-Bass!

I received this kit as a Father's Day gift this year. I worked on it only in my spare time and still finished it in just over a week. The neck and body were number matched and needed no work from me for a perfect fit. The wood finished nicely with some light sanding, a couple of coats of primer and then some rattle can gold and poly for a final finish.
The electronics wired up easily and my new bass really does play, sound, and look great. It won't be my last Fretwire kit for sure.

R
Robert M
Great experience. Amazing Jazz bass

I had so much fun building this guy. I don't have any tools or access to a workshop so I did everything with just a couple trips to the hardware store. I kept the natural wood which is quite lovely with some tung oil followed by some satin lacquer. I used mostly #0 steel wool to get a soft and smooth surface. I also don't have access to a band saw so I painstakingly shaped and sanded the head-stock by hand and I'm actually thrilled with it. I originally intended to use my hipshot high mass bridge but the folks who designed that bridge provided an irregularly small hex nut to which I no longer owned a key to. I must say though I'm pretty happy with the stock bridge. I also had some schaller tuner machines that I've been itching to install on a new bass so I did.
Overall... the only though that some up the end result is that every time I pick up the bass and look it I can't help but admire it. In the real world I would never bother to pick up a bass that looked this good in my local guitar shop because I would be certain that I could not afford to get it so what would be the point. I feel like I have a bonified well made jazz bass. It honestly feels and plays like 600 - 1000 dollar jazz bass. Fretwire!!

L
Lucelia H.
DIY Electric Bass Guitar Kit

So far I'm completely satisfied with the bass. All the parts needed were included. There is very little assembly required, which in my case helped because I've never attempted this before. My only suggestion would be to include a set of direction/instructions/ suggestions for the wiring and tuning keys. I had no trouble getting the wiring directions, Sam Anderson was a tremendous help.
Will most likely purchase a guitar kit in the near future.