Fender Japan Standard Precision Bass, lake placid blue, crafted in Japan 1999-00. This little babe is effortlessly cool. The LPB finish is a whole lot less common on this model than the ubiquitous reds and whites, and gosh it looks great! The finish has barely a ding, but it has yellowed slightly to a slightly lighter blue over the years; it's really something to behold. These J-craft Standard models aren't a strict vintage reissue, although this is pretty closely based on a '62 P. The slightly-slim neck has a really tasty matte finish, it's awesome to move around on. This is so easy to play that the tone just rolls on out with ease: big, juicy thump with a nice round midrange... it's all too easy. Given the steadily increasing price on new basic-model Precisions, this is a certified bargain with a lot of mojo!
Model: Fender Japan Standard Precision Bass, PB43J
Made: Japan 1999-00 (serial O089549)
Finish: lake placid blue (LPB), 1-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Pickup: Fender Japan PB single
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's a little ding in the body contour area and another on the back 10cm up from the strap pin. Aside from that, just a handful of minor blemishes here and there. 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 almost new, 9/10. Set up with 45/105s.