Up for sale, a 1993 Fender Custom Edition Jazz Bass JB62G-70 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This rare Jazz Bass was produced during the golden age of “Made in Japan” production, only offered for one year as part of the Custom Edition line with a custom color Clear Charcoal Red gloss finish and gold hardware.
Tonewoods include an American basswood body, maple neck, and slab rosewood fretboard, offering a bold, balanced natural acoustic quality channeled through the JB-Vintage single coil pickups. These pickups unsurprisingly capture a vintage Jazz Bass tonal profile with sweet midrange and articulate growl. Weighing 9lbs 3oz, this JB62G-70 benefits from a professional setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, easy-playing action, and spot-on intonation.
The maple neck has a medium depth U-shaped profile carve, measuring .850” deep at the 1st fret and 1.015” at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard is a dark cut with a vintage-spec 7 1/4“ radius, and the slender fretwire is practically perfect, playing cleanly up the 34” scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The bone nut measures 1 1/2“ in with. On the headstock, the gold-plated tuning machines have correct full-size vintage-spec baseplates and clover buttons, turning smoothly and holding accurate pitch. The “Made in Japan” text and O-prefix serial are present above the four-bolt neck plate.
All of the electronics function as intended, with a standard Volume/Volume/Tone Jazz Bass control configuration, and the wiring harness is untouched, with full-size Japanese pots. Gold hardware includes the control plate, bridge base, saddles, strap buttons, all notably clean save for the bridge base, which has a light dusting of surface patina.
The Clear Charcoal Red finish has the distinctive "toasted" appearance of Fender Japan's rare charcoal finishes, highlighting the dynamic grain of the American basswood body, particularly on the back. Cosmetic wear includes a number of minor dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole, as well as some limited buckle worming on the back central to the lower bout. A couple lines of vertical finish checking also extend down the back from the bass-side cutaway. The neck profile retains its smooth ambered gloss, with several shallow nicks along the profile length that have no impact on playability.
A padded gigbag is included.