Fender Japan ‘62 Reissue Jazz Bass JB62-58 Rebel Yellow 1999-02
Fender '62 J, crafted in Japan 1999-02, rebel yellow. Oh man, just look at that finish... what a glorious thing. This is a slightly mellowed 'rebel yellow', a non-catalog finish that pops on only very occasionally; this is the first bass we've scored in this delightful hue. It certainly pops! It's also super light and very lively; it's very loud unplugged and resonates with gusto and enthusiasm in the hands. The neck is slim and tidy; the classic '62 jazz profile is an instant winner and this has just enough miles to feel and look great. There's a heap of thump and roundness to the tone, balancing that trademark jazz definition perfectly. This finish is extremely rare, so if you like it, don't wait too long as it's sure to raise a few pulses.
Model: Fender Jazz Bass, '62 reissue (JB62-58)
Made: Japan, 1999-2002 (serial P046794)
Finish: rebel yellow (RYL), 3-ply white guard
Weight: 3.8kg approx
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25 radius, 34" scale
Pickups: Fender Japan JB-Vintage single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some very minor marks on the end. Neck is pretty clean, just a couple of very minor marks high up behind 13th fret approx, nothing you can really feel. The back is pretty good, just some widespread but very light and inconsequential buckle rash scuffs. Sides have a couple of dimples on the shoulder area, otherwise pretty good. The front is looking tidy, just a scratch and some dimples above the knobs, a few dimples around the bridge and some minor 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. Frets have some minor wear but are looking great, 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.