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2004 Fender Jazz Bass '75 Vintage Reissue Ocean Turquoise w/ Headstock, USA Pickups, Japan CIJ


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Up for sale, a 2004 Fender Jazz Bass '75 model JB75/MH in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A limited edition non-catalog Fender Japan bass made exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, this Jazz Bass is a top-tier model featuring USA-made pickups, an Ocean Turquoise gloss finish with matching headstock, and factory-installed chrome bridge and pickup "ashtray" covers.

Tonewoods include an ash body, maple neck, and bound rosewood fretboard, yielding a round, authoritative natural acoustic tone that's channeled through the pair of USA Fender pickups. The same single coils seen in the American Standard models of the era, these pickups do an excellent job of accentuating the smooth growl and upper midrange burp central to the Jazz Bass sound, with plenty of smooth, clear thump when the neck pickup is favored and Tone knob rolled back to taste. The bass weighs 9lbs 8oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, comfortable action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a modestly slender U-shaped profile carve with full shoulders in every register, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .960" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard is inlaid with pearloid blocks, featuring a vintage spec 7 1/4" radius and medium jumbo fretwire that retains its full factory height and well-rounded crowns. The frets show only light, uniform wear beneath the strings on the crowns of frets 1-5, and the bass plays cleanly in every register up the 34" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1 1/2" in width, and the Ocean Turquoise-finished headstock features a '70s-style block logo and Q-prefix serial below the logo. The "Crafted in Japan" text is present above the three-bolt F neck plate.

The electronics consist of a pair of USA-made Fender pickups wired to the traditional Volume/Volume/Tone control layout. The chrome plating on the hardware is bright and clean, with just a touch of patina on the edges of the control plate and factory-installed pair of "ashtray" bridge and pickup covers. The Ocean Turquoise Metallic gloss finish is accented by a glossy brown tortoise pickguard, and cosmetic wear is limited to a few finish scratches and minor marks on the body as a whole. There is also some light additional greening of the clear coat beneath the chrome bridge cover. The un-amerbed gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

A gigbag is included.