Fender Japan Standard Jazz Bass JB-45J Sunburst 1998
Fender Japan Standard Jazz Bass, sunburst, made in Japan 1997-00. This is a great bass; super practical and elegant. These Japan Standard models were a trimmed down version of the '62 Jazz, but with the 90s era logos and a tasty satin finish neck. The neck is superb: arrow straight, slim and comfy, tasty dark streaky rosewood, perfectly played in and supremely smooth. These solid sunburst finishes are colloquially known as 'clownburst'; it's got a certain gaudy vintage charm and looks great with a few signs of natural wear. The tone is all J: snap, attack and growl all rounded out with a tight, warm low end. If you're after a daily player that'll punch above it's weight and deliver for a bunch of different gigs, this one is very Jood. Yes, good with a capital 'J'; i.e. Jood.
Model: Fender Jazz Bass, J-Craft Standard (JB-45J)
Made: Japan, 1997-00 (serial O004636)
Finish: vintage white, 1-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 34" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickups: Fender Japan JB Singles
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor finish wear. Headstock has minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back and glossing from play only. The back has light scuffs and dimples, no major marks. The sides have a few minor marks: dimples on the top horn, scuffs and dimples on the shoulder, scuffs, dents and dimples along the bottom edge. The front is pretty clean, just some minor dimples near the jack, on the shoulder and a small chip on the top horn, as well as some play wear in the guard. Overall: good condition (7/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. Frets have minor wear but heaps of life left, 7/10 for fret life. All electrics tested and working properly. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners Strings.