Fender Japan '62 Precision Bass PB62-55 Vintage White 1987
Fender '62 Precision, made in Japan 1987, vintage white. The first Fender instruments ever made outside USA were the legendary Fender Japan JV serial guitars; these E serial examples were made at the famed Fujigen Gakki plant and followed very shortly afterwards. The quality of materials and workmanship is exemplary; this is an absolute cracker of a bass. The neck is a delight: moderate in profile, perfectly straight and blessed with some gorgeous concentric grain lines in the maple and a rich dark choc rosewood board. The body is lightweight and responds enthusiastically to the lightest touch; it feels great in the hands and is surely easy on the shoulders too. Tone-wise, this has plenty of brightness and definition to balance the thick, hefty punch and thumping low-end... P for perfect, right?
Model: Fender '62 Reissue Precision Bass PB62-55
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, neck date 27 Mar 1987 (serial E741682)
Finish: vintage white (VWH), 3-ply tort guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25" radius, 34" scale
Mods: guard replaced
Pickup: Fender Japan PB-Vintage split single coil
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, few minor dimples on the back only. The back has some big sticker fade marks, aside from that it's just light scuffs around the place and some dimples on the belly carve. The sides have a few marks: dimples on the top horn, scuffs near the jack. The front is pretty clean, just a couple of little dimples around the bridge and some play wear on the guard and top 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, although the pickup height adjustment screws are a bit stiff. Frets look good, minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners Strings.