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2000 Fender JIRO Signature Jazz Bass JB62-TBL Trans Blue, Japan CIJ

$1,799.99

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Up for sale, a 2000 Fender Jazz Bass model JB62-TBL Glay Jiro Signature in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This rare, non-catalog "spot model," produced in very limited quantities, is the signature model for the Japanese bassist JIRO (Yoshihito Wayama) of the band Glay. Features include a Trans Blue gloss finish over an ash body, a satin-finished maple neck and fingerboard, white pearloid pickguard, and flat-top knurled knobs.

The tonewood complement yields a distinct treble response and top end articulation, paired with the midrange heft and sonic authority of ash. The single coil pickups deliver a range of classic Jazz Bass tonalities; the bridge pickup offers a present treble-centric growl and midrange burp, while smoother, wider sounds can be achieved with the neck pickup favored, particularly with the Tone knob rolled back to taste. This JB62-TBL weighs 10lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-105 roundwound strings, comfortable action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a slender U-shaped profile carve at the nut, with a gentle increase in overall heft up the fretboard, measuring .805” deep at the 1st fret and .950” at the 12th. The thick slab maple fretboard has a vintage-spec 7 1/4“ radius, and the slender fretwire is immaculate. This bass plays cleanly up the 34” scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod, and the nut measures 1 1/2“ in width. On the headstock, the clover-button tuning machines turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch, with a light dusting of surface patina on the nickel plating. The “Crafted 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 Jazz Bass control configuration, and the untouched original harness features full-size 500K Japanese pots. The chrome-plated control plate and flat-topped knurled knobs are positively gleaming, with some very faint patina on the bridge base and steel barrel saddles. Plastics comprise the finger rest and the gently aged three-ply white pearloid pickguard.

The Trans Blue gloss finish is dark and rich, highlighting the grain in the ash body, and there’s some subtle greening of the clear coat. Cosmetic wear includes a handful of minor nicks on the body as a whole, largely concentrated along the body perimeter, and a couple finish scratches on the top between the pickguard and bridge pickup. The satin finish on the neck profile has been buffed to a smooth semi-gloss through contact with the palm.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.