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Fender Japan Basses <3

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brockerboy, Mar 20, 2013.


  1. Brockerboy

    Brockerboy

    Nov 15, 2012
    ct
    oh my.. i have been checking out the japanese fender website, and they have so many beautiful jazz basses that i wish we had over here in the us!
    they have a aerodyne jazz v!
    check out this walnut one too! http://www.fenderjapan.co.jp/jb62-wal.html
    im drooling over this
     
  2. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Hawaii
    I too spend a bit of time drooling over stuff we can't get here..or more accurately,stuff I can't afford to get sent over here..

    That Walnut Jazz is gorgeous! There's an '82 all-walnut Fen. P I've been gassing for on CL that had me searching for more,and I found the same Jazz as you. Which inspired me to shut off the computer and pout for a while,until I thought about checking USACG and Warmoth :D
     
  3. Man, according to current currency conversion rates, the JB75 is $1200. Goodness, my $180 E-series P bass just keeps looking better everyday!
     
  4. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    don't worry when you sell it to gc they'll still give you the usual 250 us dollars:)
     
  5. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  6. verycoolname

    verycoolname

    Jan 28, 2013
    VA/PA
    My favorite Fender Japan model (though that might have to change, I don't believe they sell them anymore).

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    (picture taken from an eBay listing for Fender Japan Mustangs)
     
  7. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

    Jul 21, 2012
    Wow! That Walnut bass is gorgeous!
     
  8. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    OP, you are naughty. I should be thinking about things other than unobtainable basses. That walnut is something else. Me like!
     
  9. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    going to tokyo sometime, hopefully, want to try the hollow body jazz
     
  10. Brockerboy

    Brockerboy

    Nov 15, 2012
    ct
    its good to know im not the only one who drools over basses not available in the us
    ahha
    fender japan has so many models i want
    but they are also quite expensive..
     
  11. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
  12. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    I gotta admit, I kind of like the Fender Japan JB V. Especially since they offer it in black with a rosewood fingerboard. But from what I can surmise I think the neck is actually a bit narrower than that of the American Standard 5 string.
     
  13. Brockerboy

    Brockerboy

    Nov 15, 2012
    ct
    im really diggin that aerodyne jazz v too
     
  14. it is a shame there are no 5 string P basses
     
  15. GreaserMatt

    GreaserMatt

    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I love those 'E' series ('84-'87 era) basses; can't say enough good stuff about 'em... my '91 p is no slouch either, LOL...
     
  16. The metal plate the knobs under the knobs. If that was the same as the pickguard material it would look MUCH better I think.
     
  17. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Nah, that would make it look cheap. Black and chrome always looks good.
     

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