Fender Japan '75 Reissue Jazz Bass JB75-90 Natural 1994
Fender Japan '75 Jazz Bass, MIJ 1993/4, natural finish. These '75 style J models with the block inlays and bound board turn a lot of heads, and it's easy to understand why: this is a gorgeous bass. The natural finish has yellowed naturally and really lets the grain of the ash show through; there's some contrasting and mesmerising patterns on show. The ash adds some growl and presence, combined with the golden-syrup hued maple board you get a huge amount of attack, punch, definition and grit. Some ash-body J's weigh a tonne; this one is remarkably light and instantly comfortable. It's very loud unplugged; you can feel the notes pulsing around the body while you play it. The famous Fujigen-era craftsmanship and wood selection is clearly evident here; this absolutely has the 'magic'. If you're after a classy, easy-playing bass that'll deliver night after night, this is surely a perfect companion.
Model: Fender Jazz Bass, '75 Reissue (JB75-90US)
Made: Japan, 1993/4, Fujigen plant (serial N058300)
Finish: natural gloss, 3-ply white guard
Body: light weight ash
Neck: maple with maple board, 34" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickup: Fender Vintage JB singles
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor dimples on the end, no major marks. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. Back has some light scuffs and minor dimples, no major marks. The sides are pretty clear, just some minor dimples on the shoulder and near the jack. The front is also pretty clean, just some minor dimples near the bridge and some play wear on the top horn and guard. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have some minor play-wear, but they're in great shape; 8/10 for fret life left. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.