Fender Japan '62 Reissue Jazz Bass JB62-US Black 2014
Fender '62 Jazz, black, made in Japan 2014. There's never been a time, in the 60 or so years since it's inception, that a black Jazz Bass wasn't cool. This is the kind of bass that works so brilliantly in any number of different playing situations and never stops looking understated, professional and stylish. This one has the 60s-correct spiral bridge, a nice light alder body and a pair of Fender USA pickups; all nice appointments that add a touch of class to the classic curves. The pickups offer plenty of clarity, definition and precision; balancing well against the classic-J growl and thump. The slim neck features some distinct flame maple, it's a very pretty piece of wood that'd be at home on a far pricier instrument... plus, it feels great in the hands. This is a crowd-pleaser; it just works!
Model: Fender Jazz Bass, '62 reissue (JB62-80)
Made: Japan, 2014 (serial JD14018568)
Finish: black, 3-ply mint guard
Weight: 4.2kg approx
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Pickups: Fender USA JB-Vintage single coils
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Neck and headstock pretty clean. Back has some widespread, very light buckle rash; it's barely visible. There's a minor chip on the edge near the input jack. The front is pretty clean, there's a chip in the shoulder area, a couple of dimples near the bridge and some play wear on the guard and horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have minor wear only; 9/10 for life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Set up with fresh 45/105s.