This bass is about a 1997 if I remember correctly from the original owner. It's one fantastic sounding bass, but I bought a vintage 1971 Jazz purchase and don't really need this. Upgrade:
The cheesy tuners that come on these (and they are inferior), are gone and have been replaced with 1978 American Fender tuners, so thereís no need to upgrade these. Not to mention buying a set from the 70ís ainít cheap.
It has the Fender Original 62 PUs and they sound great. I love them. Maple neck is so nice with no issues.
Finish is in good shape for it's age (trying not to overstate it here). Any small imperfections were there when I got it, but thereís nothing major to me and Iím picky. Coming to my house was the best thing that ever happened to it.
Two minor things I want to be up front about
1. The tone pot needs to be moved regularly or it will go to the full bright sound for some reasonónot physically but electronically. Moving it back and forth and using it minimizes this for those who donít want it full treble all the time. For those who do, itís no issue.
2. Also, the bridge PU volume does not go all the way off. Itís very low but not completely off. Never been a problem for me.
Bass comes with used black Fender/Fender style hardshell case. Itís used and looks it, but at lease it not a cheap gig bag. One latch is bent out a little but works fine.
1978 Fender Tuners installed
All things considered, priced at $850 Shipped (Basic shippingóinsurance is extra if you want it). Recall this comes with real USA 1970ís tuners and hardshell case. These things and items mentioned are I think reflected fairly in the price.
(I also have a 2006 American Standard Fender Jazz bass for sale here 2006 American Standard Fender Jazz Bass