Fender Japan Aerodyne Jazz Bass, dolphin grey, made in Japan in 2012. The classic 'AJB' has got to be the one of the most famous and instantly recognisable models to come out of Fender's Japan operation... it's quite a world-beater. There's good reason for the wide-acclaim: the look superb, and they play so smoothly. This is a perfect little example of this quiet achiever. This one has one of the darkest rosewood boards we've ever seen, it's a very tasty piece and certainly adds to the classy feel of the super slim, quick neck. The dolphin grey finish looks awesome, it can look slightly green, blue or even black in certain lights, and it pops perfectly against the cream binding. The P/J pickup combo allows for a heap of tonal options; that classic vintage-modern Aerodyne sharpness and thump is a big winner for a lot of players. Sleek, smooth, classy, sassy; pick whatever superlative you want, you'll hear them all when you bring this one out to play!
Model: Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass, AJB
Made: Japan, 2012 (serial JD12035758)
Finish: dolphin grey
Weight: 3.9kg approx
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Pickup: Fender Japan P neck, J bridge
Case: Fender branded gig bag, good quality
Cosmetic condition notes: Mild finish wear. There's some play wear in the finish near the bridge pickup and plenty of normal minor scratches on the guard and on the back in the 'buckle rash' area. There's some minor dings, most notably above the P pickup and behind the bridge, as well as minor marks on the end of the headstock and on the back. Nothing dramatic at all. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets are nicely polished with a bit of normal wear, approx 7/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s. Light and fast!