Up for sale, a 2006 Fender Precision Bass ‘62 vintage reissue model PB62-53 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Designed to be sold in the Japanese domestic market and uncommon outside its country of origin, this “Crafted in Japan” P Bass delivers plenty of broad thump and rich treble growl. Tonewoods include a basswood body, maple neck and thick slab rosewood fretboard, offering a smooth, tonally balanced and resonant acoustic platform. Weighing 8lbs 8oz, this PB62-53 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, easy-playing action, and spot-on intonation.
The maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with well-rounded shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and .960” at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard has a vintage spec 7 1/4“ radius, and the slender frets only exhibit light wear on the crowns of frets 1-6. This bass plays cleanly up the 34” scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod, and the bone nut measures 42.5mm (1.675”) in width. The headstock sports a classic pre-CBS “spaghetti” logo, with a third strap button on the back of the peghead for further vintage accuracy, and the 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.
The traditional electronics work as they should, with the original split-coil pickup wired to Master Volume and Tone controls. The chrome plating on the hardware is particularly clean, including the flat-topped knurled knobs and bridge with steel saddles. Cosmetic wear on the gloss Black finish includes light buckle wear on the back, and some minor dings on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the back and along the lower bout perimeter, The smooth ambered gloss on the neck profile is nigh-flawless, save for one shallow nick on the bass-side shoulder behind fret 2 that doesn't distract the palm while fretting.
A gigbag is included.