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1991 Fender Jazz Bass '62 Vintage Reissue JB62-550 Sunburst, 100% Original, Japan MIJ Fujigen

$1,249.99

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Up for sale, a 1991 Fender Jazz Bass '62 vintage reissue model JB62-550 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. An early Fender Japan model, this "Made in Japan" Jazz Bass was produced at the famed Fujigen factory, intended for the Japanese market and rarely seen outside its country of origin.

With a basswood body, maple neck, and slab rosewood fretboard, this Jazz Bass has a balanced, smooth acoustic response. The bridge pickup offers a smooth growl and distinctive upper midrange character, accentuating the top end articulation of a set of fresh roundwound 45-100 strings. The neck pickup, in contrast, has a thicker, broader tonality, delivering a present thump with the Tone knob backed off to taste. Weighing 9lbs 4oz, this Jazz Bass has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with comfortable action and spot-on intonation.

The maple neck has a very slender C-shaped profile carve at the nut, with more shoulder and overall heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .785” deep at the 1st fret and .990” at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard is a very dark, tight-grained cut of this tonewood, retaining the original slender fretwire which has its full factory height and shows just a touch of wear on the crowns of frets 1-5. The instrument adheres to traditional Jazz Bass specifications with a 1 1/2" nut width, full 34" scale length, and 7 1/4" fretboard radius, playing easily in every register with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The peghead sports a '62 style "Fender Jazz Bass" decal, along with original tuning machines with clover buttons. The "Made in Japan" text and K-prefix serial number are present above the four-bolt neck plate, and the neck heel is pencil dated 10-30-91.

All of the electronics work as they should, with stock pickups and full-size pots, and the chrome hardware still has plenty of shine, with light patina across the bridge and control plate. Plastics include a red tortoise pickguard and the original trio of knobs. Cosmetic wear is limited to some small nicks on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the back and adjacent to the input jack on top. The finish is more muted in its presentation than a high gloss, and there’s an extremely faint texturing of the clear coat (can be faintly seen, but not felt) likely from the bass being in a gigbag for an extended period of time. The ambered gloss finish on the neck profile is smooth and nigh-flawless.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.