Up for sale, a 2015 Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 70s Jazz Bass in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hangtags. One of the more uncommon and upscale Jazz Bass models produced exclusively for the Japanese domestic market (and now discontinued), this "Made in Japan" model features a bound maple fretboard with pearloid block inlay.
Weighing 9lbs 8oz with an ash body, there's a strong fundamental punch and sustain to the tone, and the low end is thick and focused, balanced by the inherent articulation and note attack of the maple fretboard. There's a growl and clarity to the bridge pickup, which is balanced by the fuller thump of the neck position single coil, yet naturally many of the instrument's best tones come from finding the perfect blend between the two. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Jazz Bass is strung with 45-100 roundwound strings and has been dialed in for optimal action and intonation.
The one-piece maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with round shoulders in every register, measuring .800" deep at the 1st fret and .970" at the 12th. The bound maple fretboard has stock medium jumbo fretwire which has its full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing very light wear primarily beneath the A and D strings on the crowns of frets 1-9. The bass plays cleanly up the 34" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The stock nut measures 1 1/2" in width. The headstock features full-size vintage-style Fender tuners with clover buttons, and the JD15-prefix serial number is just below the Jazz Bass logo. The "Made in Japan" text is present above the three-bolt "F" neck plate.
All of the electronics work as they should, the chrome plating on the hardware is notably clean, and plastic parts include the original knob set and parchment three-ply pickguard. The Natural gloss finish is very well-kept, and cosmetic wear is limited to light pick scuffing across the guard, a couple tiny marks central to the back, and one faint finish scratch in the clear coat of the gloss on top adjacent to the input jack. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original hangtags and Fender-branded gigbag is included.