Fender Japan '62 Reissue Jazz Bass JB62G-70 Transparent Green 1993/4
Fender '62 Jazz, trans green, made in Japan 1993/4. In the mid-90s Fender Japan had a series called 'Custom Edition'; it featured a couple of very unusual shapes as well as some 'whoa' takes on the classics... this is one of those. The American basswood body was selected for it's consistently streaky grain, which works perfectly under the gaudy trans green finish. The green is vibrant and eye-catching; it's like a slightly radioactive version of British Racing Green. Paired with a dark chocolate rosewood board and some remarkably lightly aged gold hardware, this is surely a very saucy machine indeed. The tone is all-J: heaps of cut and definition, grunty midrange growl and a thick punch that's sure to get folks moving. The slim neck profile works perfectly; you never feel like you're wrestling to get the notes and it's a breeze to move up and down the fretboard. If you love the classic JB tone and feel but can't see yourself with the normal black/white/sunburst options, this will surely tickle your strange fancies!
Model: Fender '62 Reissue Jazz Bass (JB62G-70)
Made: Japan, 1993/4, Fujigen plant (serial M021925)
Finish: transparent green (CCB), 3-ply white guard
Body: American basswood
Weight: 3.9kg approx
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Pickups: Fender Japan JB-Vintage single coils
Case: super cool padded denim gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor finish wear. There's some very light marks on the end and bottom edge of the headstock. Neck is pretty clean. The back has a couple of very minor dents and a scratch coming off the body carve. The sides are pretty clean, just some minor nicks near the input jack and rear strap pin. The front is in great shape, just some dimples on the shoulder area and near the input and some light play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: very good condition (8.5/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have minor wear only, 8.5/10 for life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Set up with fresh 45/105s.