Up for sale, a 1993 Fender Precision Bass '62 vintage reissue model PB62 in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Produced exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and rarely seen outside its country of origin, this '62 Precision was made at the famed Fujigen factory.
Nothing screams quintessential bass tone like a Fender Precision. Looking to capture the magic that made the early 1960s split-coil P Bass so beloved, Fender Japan released this '62 reissue with the same cosmetic appointments, as well as the warmth, articulation and fundamental thump that defines the Precision tone. The bass is an extremely lightweight example at only 8lbs, offering the sonic richness that has been the signature of this model for decades. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this bass is strung with roundwound 45-105 strings and plays well with comfortable action and solid intonation.
The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with a bit more roundness and heft as you travel up the fretboard, boasting lightly rolled edges for added comfort and measuring .800" deep at the 1st fret and graduating to .950" at the 12th. The thick, dark slab rosewood fretboard retains the original slender vintage-style frets which have their full factory height and show just a hint of wear on the crowns of frets 1-2. This bass is very rewarding to play, and the notes ring out clearly in all registers with a straight neck and responsive, ideally adjusted truss rod. The nut has a 1 11/16" width, with a 7 1/4" vintage spec fretboard radius, and 34" scale length. On the headstock, the vintage-style clover button tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch well, and the face of the headstock has a classic Pre-CBS style "spaghetti" logo. The back of the headstock even has a third strap button, keeping this instrument period correct right down to the smallest detail. Above the four-bolt neck plate, the "Made in Japan" text and Q-prefix serial number are present.
The traditional electronics work as they should, with the original pickup wired to Master Volume and Tone controls with knurled metal knobs. The reddish "tomato soup" tortoise pickguard provides great contrast to the bold and saturated three-tone Sunburst gloss finish, and the chrome-plated hardware has plenty of shine. Exceedingly well-kept, cosmetic wear is limited to light pick scuffing across the guard and just a couple tiny marks on the body as a whole. The ambered gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
A Fender-branded tweed gigbag is included.