Fender Japan '62 Precision Bass PB62-55 Vintage White 1987
Fender '62 Precision, vintage white, made in Japan 1986-7. A well played white P bass: it radiates cool, right? This little belter dates to the mid eighties, not long after the first legendary JV serial instruments rolled off the line at the famed Fujigen Gakki plant. It's wonderfully put together. The neck is dead straight, features some gorgeous swirling grain on the maple and rich ochre and chocolate rosewood board and has that 'magic' feeling in the hands. The body is super light and springs to life at the lightest touch; it's a brilliant bass in the hands. Plugged in, the lightweight body adds a little extra immediacy and low end heft to the classic P-punch; it's got a big, hairy warm tone with plenty of complexity and attitude. There's a few marks and dings around the body; little tributes to all the songs it's played before. If you're after a night-after-night working bass or a perfect studio P, this little legend is surely up for some good times.
Model: Fender '62 Reissue Precision Bass (PB62-55)
Made: Japan, 1986-7, Fujigen plant (serial F023003)
Finish: vintage white (VWH), 3-ply black guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 34" scale, 7.25" radius
Mods: guard replaced, strap pins replaced
Pickup: Fender Japan PB-Single
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge and some light scuffs on the back and front, nothing major though. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread dimples and scuffs, as well as a chip near the neck plate and some dents along the back edge. The sides have dimples on both horns, plus some dents, scuffs and dimples on the shoulder and near the jack. The front has a big circular scratch below the strings near the bridge, a big gash on the top edge in the shoulder area and some widespread dimples and scuffs around the body. Overall: good condition (6.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look pretty good, minor wear only, 7/10 for fret life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.