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1983 Fender JV Jazz Bass ‘62 Vintage Reissue JB62-75 Candy Apple Red, Japan MIJ Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1983 Fender "JV" Jazz Bass ‘62 vintage reissue model JB62-75 in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag. Produced in the second year of Fender Japan instrument production, this "Japanese Vintage" (JV) series bass is a rare, higher-tiered model, with a gloss Candy Apple Red finish, black bobbin pickups, cloth-covered leads, and vintage-spec hardware including long stem clover-button tuners and spiral bridge saddles. Initially offered only within Japan, this Jazz Bass has a resonant alder body and lively, round natural acoustic quality that translates well through the pickups.

Medium weight for a Jazz Bass at 9lbs 4oz, the instrument has a strong fundamental punch, capable of great versatility. While the bridge pickup has the midrange presence and top end growl that often characterizes a Jazz Bass, the neck pickup can be equally smooth and round. These single coils complement each other very well, and rolling back the bridge pickup Volume and Master Tone knob a bit can yield a very pillowy and thick thump that sits well in the mix and provides the perfect foundation for a band.This Jazz Bass has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, comfortable action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender U, measuring .770” 1st fret, .945” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 7 ¼” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, light wear on frets 1-10
-Scale Length: 34”
-Nut: 1 1/2”
-Tuners: Long-stem clover-button tuners
-Serialization: “Made in Japan”, JV-prefix serial on neck plate, neck heel pencil dated 6-29-83, small blue “75” sticker on back of headstock denotes original model tier and price in Japan (¥75,000)

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickups: USA-made black bobbin single coil pickups
-Harness: Full-size Japanese 250K pots, cloth-covered leads
-Hardware: Chrome-plated, spiral (threaded) saddles
-Plastics: Replacement bright white three-ply pickguard

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Candy Apple Red finish includes a number of dings and scratches on the body as a whole, most prominent on the back and along the body perimeter, with a couple chips on the treble-side lower bout and buckle rash across the back. The neck profile retains its smooth ambered gloss, with palm/thumb wear through the gloss in a few areas along the shoulders that results in a worn-in, easy-playing feel, and a handful of shallow marks along the profile length that have no impact on playability.

The original faux leather gigbag is included.