Up for sale, a 1999 Fender '75 vintage reissue Jazz Bass in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. One of the rarer Jazz Bass models produced by Fender Japan and virtually unseen outside its country of origin, this "Crafted in Japan" model JB75 features a particularly rich and saturated three-tone Sunburst gloss finish over the ash body, and the maple neck is capped with a bound rosewood fingerboard inlaid with pearloid blocks. At 10lbs 13oz, the sonic foundation of this Jazz Bass ensures rich tones with excellent sustain and midrange punch. The bridge pickup delivers smooth growl, treble-centric clarity and upper midrange burp, balanced by the fuller thump of the neck position single coil. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Jazz Bass is strung with 45-105 roundwound strings and has been dialed in for optimal action and intonation.
The maple neck has a slender U profile carve, retaining substantial shoulders, partially by virtue of the neck binding, measuring .825" deep at the 1st fret and .955" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard has pearl block inlay, with virtually flawless medium jumbo fretwire that has ample height and perfectly rounded crowns. The bass plays cleanly in every register with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is a full 34", and the nut is carved from bone, measuring 1 1/2" in width and ensuring optimal note clarity and sustain. The headstock features full size vintage-style Fender tuners with clover buttons and a block Jazz Bass logo with P-prefix serial number. The "Crafted in Japan" text is present just north of the three-bolt F neck plate.
All of the electronics work as they should, the chrome hardware is bright and clean, and the plastic parts are equally well-kept. The Sunburst gloss finish has more saturation and richness than most, highlighting the broad grain of the ash body. Cosmetic wear is limited to a bit of light pick scuffing across the guard and a few faint finish scratches and tiny nicks on the body as a whole. Subtle flame figuring in the maple extends the length of the neck and across the headstock, and the gloss neck finish is flawless.