(SOLD) Fender Japan '62 Jazz Bass JB62-VSP/DMC Sunburst 2007
Fender Japan VSP/DMC Jazz Bass, sunburst, crafted in Japan 2006-8. There's a few letters in the model name of this one, and they pertain to some exciting stuff. First: VSP stands for 'Vintage Special Project'; these were Fender Japan's top of the line, super vintage-correct high end instruments of the late 2000s. You get a super thin nitro top coat finish, USA made CTS pots and cloth wire, fancy reverse tuners and a super classy two piece high grade alder body. All that adds up to an amazing feel: this absolutely pops in the hands, it feels superb. The body is very resonant and the neck a dream. The 'DMC' stands for Dimarzio Collection; a collaboration between Fender and Dimarzio to make some tasty pickups in Japan just for this line. These are moderately hot, a little scooped, low on noise and extremely responsive... tasty stuff, not dissimilar from the Duncan Qtr Pound pickup many are familiar with. As you'd expect, that adds up to a mammoth tone; equal parts defined and fat, crisp and punchy. It's been several years since we had one of these and it's likely to be several years til we get one again, so if you're in the mood, push the button while it's still begging.
Model: Fender Japan '62 Jazz Bass JB62-VSP/DMC
Made: Japan, Dyna Gakki factory, 2006-8
Finish: three tone sunburst, gloss nitro topcoat
Body: alder, two-piece centre join
Neck: maple, rosewood fretboard, 34" scale, 28mm nut, vintage C shape
Pickups: Dimarzio Collection 'Heavy Drive' single coil x2
Accessories: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some scuffs on the end and minor dimples on the back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, very minor dimples on the back only. The back has minor scuffs in the elbow area, along the back edge, near the neck join and on the horns, no major marks. The sides have light scuffs on both horns and some dimples in the elbow area and near the jack. The front has minor scuffs in the elbow area and around the bridge and knobs, as well as some play wear on the guard and horns.
Overall: very good condition (8/10)
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 D'Addario strings.
Fret life: 8/10, minor wear only