Up for sale, a 1993 Fender Jazz Bass JB62G-70 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order with a Clear Charcoal Marine custom color gloss finish. An early Fender Japan model offered only to the Japanese domestic market, this rare "Made in Japan" Jazz Bass was produced at the famed Fujigen factory from 1993-94 as a part of the Custom Edition line.
Rich and particularly resonant, this Jazz Bass has an American Basswood body and a clear, punchy acoustic voice. The growl of the roundwound strings is on full display, with a cut and burp that doesn't sacrifice low end fullness, offering plenty of round thump with the Tone knob rolled back to taste. The bass weighs 9lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action, 45-100 roundwound strings, and spot-on intonation.
The maple neck has a slender C shape at the nut with good shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, gaining additional heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .810" deep at the 1st fret and .965" at the 12th. On the thick slab rosewood fretboard, the slender frets have their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing virtually no wear. The bass plays well up the 34" scale with a 7 1/4" fretboard radius, straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1 1/2" in width, and the peghead sports the original gold-plated tuning machines with correct full-size vintage-spec baseplates and clover buttons. The "Made in Japan" text and six digit N-prefix serial are present above the four-bolt neck plate.
On the body, the stock electronics work as they should with individual Volume controls for each pickup and a Master Tone control. The full size Japanese pots date to 1992. The bass retains all of its original gold hardware including the four-saddle bridge, neck plate, control plate, and even the full complement of screws, exhibiting uniform surface patima. Plastics include the white three-ply pickguard, black pickup covers, and trio of knobs. Cosmetic wear on the Clear Charcoal Marine (Trans Blue) gloss finish includes a couple large finish chips on the lower bout body edge and back of the treble-side body horn, with scattered marks and finish scratches mostly relegated to the lower bout consistent with honest use. In contrast, the neck profile sports the original ambered gloss finish with virtually no wear.
A gigbag is included.