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2010 Fender Jazz Bass '62 Vintage Reissue Sunburst Left Handed Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2010 Fender Jazz Bass '62 vintage reissue model in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This left-handed 1962 reissue Jazz Bass (officially model JB62/LH) was made exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, thus rarely seen outside its country of origin. The fit and finish of the "Made in Japan" instruments rivals Fender's American Vintage line, and both acoustically and plugged in, this Jazz Bass is an impressive instrument. Weighing 8lbs 9oz, the bass has plenty of midrange presence and articulate growl, and rolling back the Tone control yields ample thump. Dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and strung with roundwound 45-105 strings, this Jazz Bass plays well with comfortable action and spot-on intonation.

The one-piece maple neck has a slender C shape at the nut with nicely rounded shoulders and more heft in the higher registers, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret, graduating to .975" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard has a vintage-spec 7 1/4" radius, and the original slender frets retain their full factory height, showing virtually no wear and playing cleanly in every register. The bass boasts a full 34" scale length and comfortable 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 decal.

All of the electronics work as they should, and the chrome bridge base and control plate have plenty of shine, showing just a hint of patina. The dark brown tortoise pickguard contrasts nicely with the three-tone gloss Sunburst finish. Cosmetic wear is limited to light marks and minor finish scuffs on the body, mostly relegated to the lower bout body edge. The neck profile sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.

The original padded Fender-branded gigbag is included, along with the original manual.