Up for sale, a 1992 Fender Jazz Bass '62 vintage reissue model JB62-58 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. Made exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, this Jazz Bass has a great range of vintage-flavored tones and is a model 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 quality, offering a touch of aggressive growl, ample midrange presence and burp, and low end authority. Weighing 9lbs 6oz and strung with 45-100 roundwound strings, this Jazz Bass has been dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with comfortable action and spot-on intonation.
The maple neck has a slender U-shaped profile carve at the nut with full shoulders, rolled fretboard edges and plenty of heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .820” deep at the 1st fret and .990” at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard retains the original slender fretwire which has its full factory height, showing light wear (primarily beneath the A and D strings) on frets 1-6 and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The bass adheres to traditional Fender specifications with a 1 1/2" nut width, full 34" scale length, and 7 1/4" fretboard radius, playing easily in every register. The peghead sports a '62 style "Fender Jazz Bass" decal, along with original tuning machines with clover buttons and full-size vintage-spec baseplates. The "Made in Japan" text and M-prefix serial number are present above the four-bolt neck plate
All of the electronics work as they should, with stock pickups and pots, and the chrome hardware has plenty of shine, with just a hint of surface patina and the correct copper ground strip running between the bridge pickup cavity and bridge. The brown tortoise pickguard is original, accenting the three-tone Sunburst gloss finish. Cosmetic wear includes various scuffs and nicks on the body, largely on the back and body perimeter, consistent with honest use. The smooth ambered gloss on the neck profile shows only one finish chip of note central to the carve behind fret 2 and a similarly minor mark on the bass-side shoulder at the 4th fret, neither of which are distracting to the palm while fretting.