Fender Japan '62 Precision Bass PB62-700 Sunburst 1990
Fender '62 P, sunburst, made in Japan 1990. This, friends, is classy. These early Fujigen era Fender Japan instruments enjoy a reputation for exceptional build quality and wood selection, and this is certainly no exception. It feels awesome: light, acoustically loud and very resonant, with an arrow-straight neck and everything exactly as it ought be. The USA pickup delivers a bright and articulate take on the classic P growl and thump; there's plenty of thick juicy lows on tap, complemented by a tasty rich midrange. The sunburst finish shows off the subtle grain of the alder body; it's lightly aged but not beaten and really looks a treat. The freshly polished frets and chrome parts add a little sparkle, plus some vintage correct appointments like the spiral bridge and reverse tuners are a nice touch. Understated P goodness.
Model: Fender '62 Precision Bass (PB62-700)
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, neck date 11 Jan 1990 (serial G030006)
Finish: 3-tone sunburst, 3-ply red tort guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 34" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickup: Fender USA PB-Vintage split single coil
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth, minor marks on the back only. The back has a couple light scuffs and dimples around the body and some dents on the bottom horn. The sides have a few little things: some very small chips and a few dimples on the shoulder and near the jack and a couple of dimples on the bottom horn. The front is pretty tidy, just some light scratches on the shoulder and some play scratches 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. Frets look good, minor wear only, 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.