Fender Japan ‘62 Jazz Bass JB62-58 Lake Placid Blue Matching Headstock 1993
Fender '62 Jazz, made in Japan 1993-4, lake placid blue with matching headstock. What a gorgeous creation we have here! Lake placid wasn't a catalog option on this model in the 90s, nor was a matching headstock. The finish has yellowed all over to a superb halfway point between lake placid and ocean turquoise, it's a stunning oceanic hue. The mint guard and streaky rosewood board make it pop just right too; it's such a classy thing. Tone-wise, it packs the good too: heaps of punch and thick, hefty low end, accompanied by a snappy top end and a healthy dose of growl. It's a little heavier than some other MIJ Js we've had through, but that seems to translate nicely in the tonal department. The classic slim, round neck with comfortable 38mm nut is vey easy to get along with; it's an easy player. I love it, you love it, we all love it, right?
Model: Fender '62 Reissue Jazz Bass (JB62-58)
Made: Japan, 1993-4. Fujigen plant, (serial N068094)
Finish: lake placid blue (LPB), 3-ply mint green guard
Body: basswood (possibly alder, can't 100% verify)
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25 radius, 34" scale
Pickups: Fender Japan JB-Single single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has a couple of marks on the end. The neck is pretty clean and smooth in the hands, very minor dimples only. The back has some widespread but minor buckle rash scuffs and dimples but no major marks. The sides have a few marks: a tiny chip on the top horn, a scattering of dents and scuffs on the shoulder, a bunch of dents, small chips and scuffs near the jack and some dimples on the bottom horn. The front is pretty tidy, just some dimples on the top horn and shoulder, some extra marks from a since-removed bridge cover and some dimples and a finish only crack near the jack. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some minor wear but are looking pretty good, 7/10 for fret life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.