Up for sale, a 1999 Fender Jazz Bass '62 vintage reissue model JB62-75US in perfect working order with a custom color Sherwood Green gloss finish. A rare and discontinued Crafted in Japan bass sold only in the Japanese domestic market, this 1962 reissue Jazz Bass is an upper-tier model with USA-made Fender pickups and vintage-spec touches including full-size tuner baseplates and spiral bridge saddles. Fender Japan's fit and finish work rivals Fender's American Vintage line of instruments, and the dark, saturated Sherwood Green finish is a real rarity.
The pickups have plenty of sweet midrange and articulate growl, with a clear treble response and plenty of broad thump when you dial back the Tone knob. The alder-bodied instrument weighs 9lbs 8oz, yielding a balanced tonal platform with ample sustain and punch. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Jazz Bass plays well with low action, spot-on intonation, and fresh roundwound 45-105 strings.
The maple neck has a medium C profile carve with round shoulders in every register and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .955" at the 12th. The thick dark brown slab rosewood fretboard features a 7 1/4" radius and slender vintage-style frets that have their full factory height, showing only light uniform wear on the crowns of frets 1-3, extending more faintly beneath the A and D strings until fret 5. The bass conforms to traditional Fender spec with a 34" scale and 1 1/2" wide carved bone nut. On the headstock, the tuners have correct full-size vintage-spec baseplates with long stems and clover buttons. The ambered peghead sports the correct '62 style "Fender Jazz Bass" decal too, and the bass even has a third strap button, keeping things period correct down to the smallest details.
All of the electronics work as they should, with stock USA-made pickups wired to upgraded full-size pots and a premium Sprague Orange Drop tone cap. Hardware includes an upgraded USA-made Fender bridge with vintage-spec spiral saddles, along with the original control plate. Plastics include the original trio of knobs and pale mint green pickguard accenting the dark Sherwood Green gloss finish. Cosmetic wear includes lots of finish scuffing across the back, some finish chipping on the treble side lower bout body edge, and a few additional minor finish chips and dings on the body parameter, extending to where the forearm crosses the top. The neck profile has a smooth ambered gloss finish with just a couple tiny finish chips on the bass-side fretboard edge from frets 2-3.
A gigbag is included.