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Since the 1960s, the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music as the bass instrument in the rhythm section.
While types of basslines vary widely from one style of music to another, the bassist usually plays a similar role: anchoring the harmonic framework and establishing the beat.
In the 1930s, musician and inventor Paul Tutmarc from Seattle, Washington, who was manufacturing lap steel guitars, developed the first electric string bass in its modern form, a fretted instrument designed to be played horizontally.
The 1935 sales catalog for Tutmarc's electronic musical instrument company, Audiovox, featured his "Model 736 Bass Fiddle", a four-stringed, solid-bodied, fretted electric bass instrument with a The adoption of a guitar's body shape made the instrument easier to hold and transport than any of the existing stringed bass instruments.
Many styles of music include the bass guitar, including rock, heavy metal, pop, punk rock, country, reggae, gospel, blues, symphonic rock, and jazz.
It is often a solo instrument in jazz, jazz fusion, Latin, funk, progressive rock and other rock and metal styles.
The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
Fender was the founder of Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, which made electric popular brands of electric guitars, basses and amplifiers.
Fender's Fender Precision Bass, which began production in October 1951, became a widely copied industry standard for the instrument.
By the way there weren't any Jaguar reissues in the 70s; I'm not sure when they stopped production but they didn't start reissuing them until the 1980s.
A few years back, I bought what appears to be a 1964 Fender Jazzmaster from my grandpa for 0.