*Shipping available - Located in Traverse City, willing to drive to meet up - Cash sale preferred but will consider trades for Fender and Gibson guitars - Can add cash on my end if needed - Thank you!*
Here is a 1990 Fender Made in Japan '62 Reissue Jazz Bass (JB-62)! It comes with what I believe is the original Fender hardshell case. These '80s and '90s Made in Japan Fenders are some of the best instruments out there as far as bang for your buck, hands down. This particular bass has been played quite a bit, and for good reason - it sounds and feels amazing! The good ones get played, as they say. I can't find any evidence that tells me whether or not the finish is nitro, but either way, it's very thin and does not feel overly-glossy or sticky whatsoever. It certainly didn't stop whoever spent countless hours playing this instrument! The neck has a very vintage-accurate feel with a 7.25" fretboard radius and a profile that I'd describe as a medium-sized C shape overall. Starts out as a slim C, almost a U-shape since it doesn't have much shoulder, but quickly widens out and chunks up into a medium-full C shape as you move up towards the 12th fret. It also has a VERY dark rosewood fretboard that feels super smooth and nice to play on. The pickups are very dynamic and you can get a lot of usable sounds out of this bass. If you roll the tone back you can even get a convincing Precision Bass tone.
These basses (and Japanese Fenders in general) are built to very high standards with great parts. The neck pocket is very tight and this thing sustains like crazy. Everything functions as it should with no issues.
Condition: As I said before, this bass has been played a lot. Not abused by any means, but it does show a fair bit of play wear (which is reflected in the price). It shows various nicks, dings and scuffs, the worst of which is the chip by the output jack. There are some small, shallow impressions on the neck here and there but they're smoothed over from extensive playing, so you really don't feel them. The frets show moderate wear throughout, with the worst of it being within the first 6 or 7 frets or so. The frets still have a good amount of life left in them and feel good to play on. If you don't need a mint collector's piece then you'll be extremely happy with this one. This would make a great gigging or recording instrument, or if cosmetic condition just simply doesn't bother you then this is quite the score!
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