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2002 Fender Jazz Bass '62 Vintage Reissue JB62-58 Olympic White, Near-Mint, Japan CIJ


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Up for sale, a 2002 Fender Jazz Bass '62 vintage reissue in near-mint condition and in perfect working order. This 1962 reissue Jazz Bass (officially model JB62-58) was made only for the Japanese domestic market, rarely seen outside its country of origin. The fit and finish of the "Crafted in Japan" instruments is top notch, and this Jazz Bass offers a smooth, resonant natural acoustic response. Weighing 9lbs 3oz, the bass has plenty of midrange presence and articulate growl, and rolling back the Tone control yields ample thump. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and strung with roundwound 45-100 strings, this Jazz Bass plays well with comfortable action and spot-on intonation.

The maple neck has a medium depth U-shaped profile carve with lightly rolled fretboard edges and round shoulders in every register, measuring .845" deep at the 1st fret and .965" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard is a thick slab with a vintage 7 1/4" radius and flawless slender frets with perfectly rounded crowns. The bass conforms to traditional Fender spec with a full 34" scale length and easily navigable 1 1/2" wide nut. On the headstock, the original clover button chrome tuning machines are intact, and the lightly ambered peghead sports the correct '62-style Fender Jazz Bass decal. The "Crafted in Japan" text and P-prefix serial are present above the four-bolt neck plate.

All of the electronics work as they should, the chrome hardware is positively gleaming, and the original plastic parts include the trio of knobs and deep reddish brown tortoise pickguard, still retaining the clear protective factory film over the tortoise. The Olympic White gloss finish is exceedingly clean, with cosmetic wear limited to a couple shallow dings and a sliver of finish discoloration on the treble-side lower bout body edge.

A gigbag is included.