Fender Japan '62 Reissue Precision Bass PB62B Bound Sunburst 2002-04
Fender '62 P, crafted in Japan 2002-4, bound sunburst. It's amazing how one little twist can take a classic look to a whole new level. In this case, taking the classic sunburst P and adding a strip of cream binding around the top adds a layer of intrigue and class that makes this really pop. This model doesn't exist in the catalog, so it's either a customer order or very limited run; they very rarely pop up in the used market anywhere in the world. Aside from looking superbly sleek, this has a lot going for it. The neck is moderate and comfortable in the hands and features a terrific piece of rosewood on the board. The body is lightweight and produces heaps of volume unplugged; it feels alive and full of attitude. Plugged in, you get a stack of midrange growl and grit on top of the classic thumping lows, it's all sorts of awesome. It's the P you didn't know you needed!
Model: Fender Precision Bass '62 Reissue, PB62B
Made: Japan, 2002-04 (serial Q066377)
Finish: 3-tone sunburst (3TS), cream binding, 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays, 7.25" radius
Weight: 3.8kg approx
Pickup: Fender Japan PB-Vintage split single coil
Case: very basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's some minor scuffs on the end of the headstock. Neck is pretty clean. Back is pretty clean, just a couple of little dings and scratches mostly around the edge of the body carve. The sides are pretty good save for one chip on the back edge around from the knobs, it's approx 5x35mm but isn't visible from the front. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples near the jack and some 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. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look good, minor wear only; 8.5/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.