Fender Japan '62 Precision Bass PB62-53 Matte Black 1991
Fender '62 P, made in Japan 1991, factory matte black. You see a fair few gloss black '62 P models going around, but matte black is another beast entirely. This was factory finished in the mean sleek matte finish, which ages a bit quicker than a regular gloss, so with a few years on the clock it's got that awesome well-played look about it. It's super light, which is nice for long sets, but also lends the body a certain resonance and tonal punch. There's the traditional P-punch on board, but with an enhanced thickness through the low end and a very definite attack. This, friends, is a super cool bass.
Model: Fender Precision Bass '62 Reissue, PB62-53
Made: Japan, 1990/1 (MIJ, serial K036670)
Finish: black, 3-ply tort guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 34" scale, 7.25" radius
Mods: guard replaced, strap pins repalced
Pickup: Fender Japan PB-Single
Cosmetic condition notes: Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a dent in the middle as pictured, other than that it's just light scuffs. The sides have light scuffs and rub wear around the whole body but no major marks. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples behind and on the shoulder and some play wear on the guard and horn. Overall: good condition (7/10)
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, 8/10 for fret life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.