Fender Japan - Model numbers?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by M.D.S., Dec 12, 2005.

  1. M.D.S.


    Nov 8, 2004
    Has anyone ever worked out a list of the fender Japan model numbers and what they roughly equate to in the american fender line?

    I'm thinkin' of importing something in the near future... :D
  2. joninjapan


    Aug 13, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    this pattern

    model - year - price (suggested retail)
    PB57-70 Precision Bass 1957(spec) 70,000 yen
    JB62-95 Jazz Bass 1962(spec) 95,000 yen

    other models

    TLAC-100 Thinline Acoustic (Telecaster) 100,000 yen (guitar)
    JAB-90 EQ Jaguar Bass 90,000 yen (pre-am)
  3. Basically there are many different reissue years, and certain ones are more expensive than others. The second number (price) is a good indicator of the "quality" range. It's as if Fender labelled their MIM basses JB-400 and MIA basses JB-1000 or something.