Fender Japan '75 Reissue Jazz Bass JB75-90US Fiesta Red 1997-00
Fender '75 Reissue Jazz Bass, fiesta red, crafted in Japan 1997-00. These '75 models were the cream-of-the-crop amongst the Jazz Bass offerings in their day; they were the priciest and most well appointed models in the catalog at the time. It's sporting an ash body and USA pickups, which combined with the maple board offer a huge amount of snap, growl and presence to complement the signature tight low-end and fast attack we all love. These really do sound and play better than all but the very best USA made instruments, it's an absolute pleasure in the hands and to the ears. The catalog specs 'natural' as the sole finish option on this model, so the spicy bright fiesta red is a certainly a welcome rarity. There's a whole lot to love here, and these never seem to last long, so grab your new go-to bass while it's still around!
Model: Fender Jazz Bass, '75 Reissue (JB75-90US)
Made: Japan, Tokai plant, 1997-00, (serial O011632)
Finish: fiesta red (FRD), 3-ply cream guard
Neck: maple with maple board, 7.25" radius, 34" scale
Pickup: Fender USA Vintage JB-Vintage single coils
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has a few marks on the end and bottom edge. Neck is pretty clean with very minor dimples only, feels smooth in the hands. The back is pretty clean with a couple of minor dimples and light scratches only. The sides havre a couple of little chips on the shoulder area, on the bottom corner near-ish to the jack and on the bottom horn. The front is pretty clean, just some light marks on the top horn, dimples around the bridge and some play wear and a sticker fade-mark on the guard. Overall: good condition (7.5/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear, plenty of height left and no major buzz issues; 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.