Fender Japan '62 Reissue Precision Bass PB62-MH Dakota Red 1997-00
Fender '62 P Bass, dakota red with matching matching headstock, crafted in Japan 1997-00. You really don't see many Precisions with matching headstocks, it's a refreshing look that adds a certain vintage race-car cool to the aesthetic. Also unusual is the dakota red finish, which is far scarcer than the and ubiquitous metallic candy apple red or the brighter, more orange fiesta red. This really does look great, it's a superb twist on the classic genre. Aside from being gorgeous, this has a lot going for it. It's in superb shape for 20-ish years old, and it plays with absolute ease. The body is light in weight and loud unplugged and the neck has the sensible and appealing moderate, round classic 60s profile. It's got that iconic-P thump; heaps of rounded, warm bass with a growling midrange and a twist of snap to the treble... perfectly simple and the obvious answer in so many different settings. If you like it, don't wait for the next one, it might be a long time before another one shows up!
Model: Fender Precision Bass '62 Reissue, PB62-MH
Made: Japan, 1997-00 (serial O094619)
Finish: dakota red, 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Weight: 4.1kg approx
Mods: knobs replaced with JB style, strap pins replaced
Pickup: Fender Japan PB-Single split single coil
Case: basic Fender gig back
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's a couple of minor marks on the end of the headstock. Neck is pretty clean. The back has a couple of small dents near the bottom edge and some very light buckle rash scratches. The sides are pretty clean, just some light scratches near the jack and on the shoulder area. The front is very clean, just some light play scratches on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look good with negligible wear, 9/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.