I crossed paths with this exceedingly rare and beautiful Fender Japanese Vintage P yesterday. The GAS just took over...
Serial is JV73***. Penciled date on the neck is 7-26-83. This is the PB 57-70 model with the Japanese pickups. Previous owner replaced the PG(love the red tort) and added a Babicz full contact bridge, but included the original bridge. This is a 57 Reissue. Check out the headstock logo and that maple fretboard!! I absolutely love the aesthetics.
Seller had it listed at 7.8 pounds and I think that's exactly right. Incredibly light.
Tone is gorgeous, thumpy, vintage precision. Condition is amazing for a 30 year old bass, and the setup is perfect. I've rarely played a bass with such comfortably low action.
I'm thrilled. Even giddy.