Fender Japan ‘62 Jazz Bass JB62-55 Vintage White 1989
Fender '62 Jazz, vintage white, made in Japan 1989-90. This is effortlessly cool, no doubt about it. The white finish is perfectly buttery: it has a few marks from three decades of play and pops perfectly against the choc rosewood board and the red tort guard. Aside from looking great, this delivers the goods across the board. It's got a great neck: arrow straight and stable, gorgeous concentric maple grain on the back, streaky dark rosewood slab board, slim classic 60s profile... it's very easy on the eyes and hands. The tone is very convincing too. It's got an assured, fat low end, with a growly midrange and a nice splash of spank on the top. It'll cut through a nice happily while filling out the low-end space with warmth and weight. These early Fugijen-made instruments are some of the best Fenders going around, so nab yourself a superb little gig machine while they're still affordable.
Model: Fender '62 Jazz Bass (JB62-55)
Made: Japan, 1989-90, Fujigen plant, (serial J038884)
Finish: vintage white (VWH), gloss poly
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25 radius, 34" scale, 38mm nut, slim C shape
Mods: pots replaced
Pickups: Fender Japan JB-Single x2
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, just a few minor dimples on the back. The back has a couple of cracks in the finish only around the neck pocket, as well as some scuffs and dimples around the whole outside of the body; nothing nasty. The sides have a few scuffs near the jack and in the elbow area as well as a decent dent near the rear strap pin. The front has some sticker fade marks, a crack in the finish only near the bridge, a decent set of scuffs in the elbow area and some play wear on the guard and top horn. 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 minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.