Up for sale, a Fender Precision Bass '62 vintage reissue model PB62 in excellent condition and in perfect working order. This bass is comprised of a fully loaded "Made in Japan" '62 Precision body circa 1988, paired with a "Crafted in Japan" era Precision neck from the same model circa 2004. Produced exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and rarely seen outside its country of origin, the PB62 model is a finely crafted instrument.
Nothing screams quintessential bass tone like a Fender Precision. Looking to capture the magic that made the early 1960s split-coil P Bass so beloved, Fender Japan released this '62 reissue with the same cosmetic appointments, as well as the warmth, articulation and fundamental thump that defines the Precision tone. The bass is a lightweight example at only 8lbs 10oz, offering the sonic richness that has been the signature of this model for decades. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this bass is strung with roundwound 45-105 strings and plays well with low action and solid intonation.
The maple neck has a comfortable medium C shaped profile with moderate shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .835" deep at the 1st fret and graduating to .960" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard retains the original slender vintage-style frets which have their full factory height and show virtually no wear. This bass is very rewarding to play, and the notes ring out clearly in all registers with a straight neck and responsive, ideally adjusted truss rod. The nut has a 1 11/16" width, with a 7 1/4" vintage spec fretboard radius, and 34" scale length. On the headstock, the vintage-style clover button tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch well, and the face of the headstock has a classic Pre-CBS style "spaghetti" logo. The back of the headstock even has a third strap button, keeping this instrument period correct right down to the smallest detail. The bass features "Crafted in Japan" text above the Fender-embossed four-bolt neck plate with an R-prefix serial number.
The traditional electronics work as they should, with the original pickup wired to Master Volume and Tone controls with knurled metal knobs. The early Fujigen-era swirly "tomato soup" tortoise pickguard provides great contrast to the bold and saturated three-tone Sunburst gloss finish, and the chrome-plated hardware shows light patina on the bridge base and saddles, while the knurled chrome knobs are clean and bright. Cosmetic wear on the body includes prominent pick scuffing extending beyond the edge of the guard on the treble side, and some finish chips on the body parameter, mostly on the bass-side edge. The ambered gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.