(SOLD) Fender Japan '62 Jazz Bass JB62-58 Sunburst 2000
Fender Jazz Bass, sunburst, crafted in Japan 1999-02. It's charming, no? This is a pretty classic '62 style Jazz, with the iconic comfy slim neck, well balanced offset body and sensible hardware. It's fairly lightweight and feels nice and alive in the hands, and the tone reflects that nicely: it's snappy, immediate and rounded on the low end. The missing guard channels Sir Jaco... I've always found it funny how they didn't add the red to the burst to the bottom horn where the guard would be; it adds a certain punk swagger to the look. There's a lot to like here, it's heaps of bass for the cashola. Can you play Teen Town, or what?
Model: Fender Jazz Bass (JB62-58)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 1999-02 (serial P035901)
Finish: sunburst, no guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays, 38mm nut, slim C shape
Mods: guard removed and missing, output jack, tone pot and capacitor replaced
Pickups: Fender Japan JB-Vintage single coil x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some scuffs and marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread scuffs, dimple and surface scratches around the whole body, but no major marks. The sides have scuffs and some dents on the top horn, dimples and scuffs in the elbow area and near the jack and some dimples on the bottom horn. The front has widespread light scuffs around the whole body, as well as some scratches near the knobs, around the bridge and on the top horn. Note the guard is removed and missing. Overall: good condition (7/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets have minor wear but are pretty even with no major buzz issues; 7/10 for life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.