Up for sale, a 2019 Fujigen FGN Neo Classic NJB10MBAH electric bass in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. As the factory best known for Fender Japan's output in their golden "Made in Japan" era, Fujigen also continues to craft spectacular instruments under their own banner. This modern bass borrows all of the essential details of the ‘70s Jazz Bass platform, with a bound maple neck and fretboard with block inlay, a stock pair of passive J Bass-style pickups, and a distinctive gloss transparent Blueburst finish over the prominent grain of the contoured ash body. The tonewood combination of ash and maple yields the complex midrange character and great note attack of ash, with the snappy articulation and top end detail of maple. The passive pickup pair delivers a tone with a throaty midrange bump, sweet treble growl, and a full, resonant bass register that can get plenty thumpy with the Tone knob rolled back to taste. This FGN weighs 9lbs 1oz and has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with roundwound 45-105 strings and comfortable action.
The one-piece maple neck has a rounded C shape with good shoulder and faintly rolled fretboard edges, modestly slender at the nut and gaining a bit more heft in the higher registers, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and .985” at the 12th. The bound maple fretboard features pearloid block inlay and pristine stock medium jumbo fretwire. The bass plays easily in all registers up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. Per traditional J Bass specs, the scale length is a full 34“, and the nut measures 1 1/2“ in width. The headstock features nickel clover button tuners which turn smoothly and function as intended, showing just a hint of surface patina.
On the body, the pickup pair is wired to a traditional Jazz Bass control array with individual Volume knobs for each pickup and a Master Tone control. The hardware and plastic parts are in great shape, and the transparent Blueburst finish is bold and glossy, with cosmetic wear limited to just a couple finish scratches on the bass side lower bout body edge. The neck profile is pristine.
A gigbag is included.