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. This will embarrass some pretty expensive USA made basses, it absolutely jams. These don't come around often as they were only made for a year or two, so don't let it pass you by if you're in the mood!
Model: Fender Japan '62 Jazz Bass JB62-VSP/DMC
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 2006-8 (serial S095413)
Finish: three tone sunburst, nitro topcoat, 3-ply tort guard
Body: two piece alder
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 34" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickup: Dimarzio Collection 'Heavy Drive' single coil x2
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor scuffs on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a few light scuffs near the neck plate as well as a few dimples and a scratch around the back edge. The sides have a few dimples on both horns and the elbow area, as well as a couple of very light chips and some scuffs near the jack. The front is nice and tidy, just some dimples around the bridge and in the elbow area and some play wear on the guard and horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look good, minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.
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