Fender Japan ‘62 Reissue Jazz Bass JB62-75US Old Candy Apple Red 2004
Fender '62 Jazz Bass, old candy apple, crafted in Japan 2004-5. Old candy apple is like regular candy apple, but a little darker and saucier. This is classic in the way that 60s corvettes, vintage leather jackets and cherry cola is classic. It's got a smooth look and the tone and feel to match. The neck is slim and a nice round profile; it's instantly familiar and effortless in the hands. The USA pickups translate the even, balanced midrange of the alder body clearly; there's a really nice creamy growl to the tone that's equally happy cleaning up or cranking up. There's a lot of bass on offer here, and owing to a few dings from a previous life, it's going for a bargain. Very cool.
Model: Fender '62 Reissue Jazz Bass (JB62-75US)
Made: Japan, 2004-5 (serial R095950)
Finish: old candy apple red (OCR), 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25 radius, 34" scale
Pickups: Fender USA JB-Vintage single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has a couple of dimples on the top edge and end, as well as some very mild chips on the bottom edge. The The neck is pretty clean and smooth in the hands, although there's a couple of minuscule dimples on the back and edges (7th/9th/12th fret). The back has some widespread buckle rash scuffs and scratches, as well as a set of three dents close together near the middle of the back. The sides have some scuffs and dents on both horns, the shoulder area and the near the knobs. The front has a number of small marks but no major ones; some dimples between the bridge and electronics, on the shoulder and top horn as well as some scratches on the guard. Overall: good condition (7/10)
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.