Fender Japan '62 Jazz Bass JB62-58 Ocean Turquoise Metallic 1998
Fender '62 Jazz, ocean turquoise metallic, crafted in Japan 1997-00. We don't get that many matching headstock JBs through, but dang... they look good when they do show up. This one is wearing a lovely coat of ocean turquoise, one of Fender's finest 60s custom colours. There's a few marks and some fading around the finish, which I feel adds to the vibe, and with that classy rosewood board and vintage gold decals, it looks cool as a cucumber. The neck is a comfy slim vintage C shape, which never makes you work too hard, and both well balanced and reasonably light. The tone on offer is classic J-growl: plenty of snap and sizzle on the top, tight defined lows, growly warm midrange. There's a lot to enjoy here, and it's going to look real swell on your wall.
Model: Fender Japan '62 Jazz Bass JB62-58
Made: Japan, 1997-00, Dyna Gakki plant
Finish: ocean turquoise metallic, matching headstock (possibly a very faded lake placid blue), gloss poly
Neck: maple, rosewood fretboard, 34" scale, 7.25" radius, vintage C shape, 38mm nut
Pickups: Fender Japan JB-Single x2
Accessories: basic gig bag
Cosmetic Condition Notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has dimples on the end and bottom edge, inc some marks in the paint on the edge near the Fender logo and on the top in the round section. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor rub wear and small dimples only. The back has a pair of dents in the belly carve, dimples on the both horns, the back edge and bottom corner and some scuffs near the neck plate. The sides have a dent in the top horn, some dents and dimples in the elbow area, a decent patch of dents, dimples and small chips near the jack, and some scuffs and dimples on the bottom horn. The front has dimples on the top horn, elbow area, back edge and bottom corner, some extra holes around the bridge from a since-removed cover and some paly wear on the guard and horns.
Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing Condition Notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.
Fret Life: 8/10, minor wear only