CIJ Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jamsesh, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Jamsesh

    Jamsesh Guest

    Aug 27, 2008
    Victoria BC, Canada
    I just let go of my MIA 75 reissue Jazz bass in CAR. I was sad to see it go (i'll post pics soon) because I will probably never find something like it again (mia fender wise). BUT I have seen some really nice cij jazz basses on the net. Since I live in Canada I dont want to pay shipping from japan obviously, but if anyone knows of something locally that would be nice. Also some information about the cij jazz basses would be nice, playability, sound, looks w/e. OR I have been looking into some Sadowsky products but again, wouldnt know where to get them locally and I dont really want to spend 2800+. Thanks for any help, apologize in advance if there is already a thread on this, couldnt find it in the search.
  2. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    Why in the name of jebus did you sell a FSR Jazz...for a made in Japan one? I have owned two japanese J-basses, one was very good, the other was very bad, just like most basses. Neither of them were as good as their American counterparts

    Grass is always greener I guess...
  3. Jamsesh

    Jamsesh Guest

    Aug 27, 2008
    Victoria BC, Canada
    I found it just wasn't me. As much as I loved it, at times it was a love/hate relationship. So I haven't bought a cij jazz bass yet, I was just looking into it.
  4. dezspet


    Mar 21, 2007
    I have a OLB CIJ 75 RI with matching headstock, alder body and rosewood neck. It's great and worth every penny. Now I became the Lakland distributor of my country, so I am selling all non-Lakland instruments, but this blue J used to be my premiere bass. Here's the pic:
    These are very well crafted, sweet instruments, it has US vintage pickups, the sound is as good as a US Fender, qualitywise, well, I dare to say it's better!
  5. 4Mal

    4Mal Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Here is 3 from 88 to 98. Spectacular players ALL!

  6. johnnycat42


    Feb 27, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Geddy Lee Jazz is cheap and great if you like the way it plays.
  7. flea claypool

    flea claypool Guest

    Jun 27, 2004
    the blue/green one there a i have MIJ from 93 in the same colour.. great bass but hate the colour so she's getting a spray up :)

    back on subject if ya can get a sadowsky jump on it!! my main bass is a 06 75ri cij and i have a j-retro in it as sd 3's in here.. best sounding and playing bass i have ever played.. thou i would trade for a sadowsky at the drop of a hat
  8. collicsws6z28


    Jan 29, 2007
    Just recently picked up this lefty jazz from a site in Japan. I highly doubt you will find any new CIJ Fenders being sold. However, I think these instruments are top notch, especially the '75 Reissues. I've had two sar far and they were both amazing. Here the pics of the ones I've had...



  9. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    In my humble opinion you are going to have a hard time finding used or new cij basses in Canada except for the Geddy. I also think that it would probably end up cheaper to buy from Japan than in Canada.
  10. I have two CIJ Fenders. A Marcus Miller and a 63' ri fretless. I love them both.
  11. Jamsesh

    Jamsesh Guest

    Aug 27, 2008
    Victoria BC, Canada
    Thanks for all the pictures guys, love them all. My pics will be up soon.
  12. Jamsesh

    Jamsesh Guest

    Aug 27, 2008
    Victoria BC, Canada
    I wish I had better pictures, I realized that a lot of them turned out blurry, but I was able to recover some good ones. Even more beautiful in person.

  13. Jamsesh

    Jamsesh Guest

    Aug 27, 2008
    Victoria BC, Canada
    bump for those who wanted to see the pics
  14. Tony Gray

    Tony Gray

    Mar 6, 2006
    Not a jazz, but CIJ. Refinished in lacquer. Lindy Fralin scpb pickup, Plays really sweet.