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2002 Fender Jazz Bass '62 Vintage Reissue JB62-58 Sunburst, Japan CIJ


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Up for sale, a 2002 Fender Jazz Bass '62 vintage reissue in exceptional 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. Tonewoods include a basswood body, maple neck and thick slab rosewood fretboard, and the instrument has a smooth, resonant natural acoustic response. There's plenty of midrange presence and articulate growl on tap via the original single coil pair, and rolling back the Tone control yields ample thump. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and strung with fresh roundwound 45-105 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 .960" 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 1 1/2" wide nut. The headstock sports the correct '62-style Fender Jazz Bass decal, and the original clover button chrome tuning machines turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch. The “Crafted in Japan” text and P-prefix serial number are present above the four-bolt F neck plate.

All of the electronics work as they should, with the JB-vintage pickups wired to a standard Volume/Volume/Tone control array. The chrome plating on the hardware is bright and clean with just a dusting of surface patina, and plastics comprise the original trio of knobs and multi-ply red tortoise pickguard. The gloss Sunburst finish is exceedingly clean, with cosmetic wear limited to a handful of faint scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The ambered gloss finish on the neck profile is pristine.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.