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Seymour Duncan Traditional Series Jazz Bass DJ-110M Natural Ash Japan w/ USA Pickups


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Up for sale, a Seymour Duncan Traditional Series model DJ-110M J-Bass in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A rare and upscale Jazz Bass-style instrument briefly produced in Japan (and now discontinued), this Seymour Duncan-branded bass features a solid two-piece ash body and a bound maple neck with pearl block inlay, directly referencing late '70s Fender specifications. This bass has the complex midrange character and punch of ash paired with the articulation and note attack of the maple fretboard, sonic properties which translate faithfully through the USA-made pair of Seymour Duncan single coils. The bass offers plenty of low end warmth and power, with a smooth growl and upper midrange burp via the bridge pickup and a broader, sweeter sound with the neck pickup favored. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Seymour Duncan bass is strung with 45-105 roundwound strings, dialed in for optimal action and intonation.

The one-piece maple neck has a slender U neck profile carve at the nut, with a nice round feel in the higher registers and ample shoulder thanks in part to the fretboard binding. The profile measures .815" deep at the 1st fret and .975" at the 12th. The bound maple fretboard features the original medium jumbo fretwire which retains its full factory height and shows virtually no wear. The bass plays easily 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 tuners with clover buttons which turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

All of the electronics work as they should, with a traditional Volume/Volume/Tone Jazz Bass control array. The chrome-plated hardware shows just a hint of surface patina, and the bridge features vintage-style spiral saddles. The Natural gloss finish highlights the broad, dynamic grain of the ash body, and cosmetic wear is limited to modest pick wear across the strum path, and a few minor scuffs in the clear coat of the gloss on the lower bout body edge. The neck has a pristine smooth gloss finish save for a touch of rack rash behind fret 9.

A gigbag is included.