Up for sale, a 2006 Fender Jazz Bass ‘62 vintage reissue model JB62-58 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag. This “Crafted in Japan” Jazz Bass was produced exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and is uncommon outside of its country of origin.
Tonewoods include a basswood body, maple neck, and thick slab rosewood fretboard, and this bass has a smooth, balanced natural acoustic response. There’s plenty of midrange presence and articulate growl on tap via the pair of single coil pickups, and rolling off the Tone knob yields round thump. Weighing 9lbs, this JB62-58 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, easy-playing action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a medium depth U-shaped profile carve with well-rounded shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .850” deep at the 1st fret and .980” at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood has a vintage-spec 7 1/4“ radius, and the slender fretwire is nigh-flawless. This bass plays cleanly up the 34” scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod, and the bone nut measures 1 1/2“ in width. The headstock sports a ‘62-style Fender Jazz Bass logo, and the back of the headstock sports a third strap button for further vintage accuracy. The original set of nickel-plated clover button tuning machines turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch. The “Crafted in Japan” text and R-prefix serial are present above the four-bolt neck plate.
All of the electronics function as intended, and the chrome-plated control plate has plenty of shine, with a light dusting of surface patina on the bridge base and steel barrel saddles. Plastics comprise the trio of knobs and the four-ply glossy reddish brown tortoise pickguard.
Cosmetic wear on the gloss three-tone Sunburst finish is limited to a few minor dings and faint finish scratches on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the lower bout perimeter and on the back. The smooth ambered gloss on the neck profile is flawless and highlights subtle figuring in the maple.
The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.