Originally Posted by king_biscuit
I've never played a heavy Fullerton era reissue. In my experience, a solid Fullerton reissue is as good as any custom shop Fender. Also, the body contours and neck profiles are more true to vintage than the later models. There is certainly nothing wrong with reissues from any era, but the early Fullerton models are different. My 82 Fullerton 57 P weighs 8.2 pounds and sounds great. My 84 Fullerton 62 J weighs 8.8 pounds and sounds as good as any Jazz I've ever played or owned. Both are light and very resonant, and I like both better than any of the later reissues I've owned and played.
My thoughts exactly. My Fullerton P just oozes quality- the neck is a work of art, from the beauty of the R/W, the incredible shape of the neck (flat and wide, but extremely comfortable for me), and the tone is to die for. It's my N° 1 and has been for a few years now.
I know some had neck problems, usually Js
, and like any other era I'm sure there are some duds. But the ones I've played have all been really nice, and a '57 with a V-shaped neck in two tone 'burst I tried in TO was one of those basses you never forget.