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Fender Japan P-Bass Differences

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by maxrathburn, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. links didnt work...but if you scroll through all of whats in the link you will find them.
  2. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
  3. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Well, for starters the pickguard and neck wood will be different (60's RI's are rosewood and 50's ones are maple). I believe the '57 one is one-ply guard while the '62 is three-ply. I
  4. ma4rk


    Jun 28, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    I have 62 Japanese P-bass bought new in Japan - got it after my USA 62 reissue was stolen. It almost feels the same but is much lighter in weight, no thumb rest, no ashtray covers & no reverse winding tuners, just standard ones which i replaced with the reverse ones. Also the paint job had a lump in it on the lower horn.
    EDIT - oh it had no case, just a flimsey fender gig bag. But the price was only about $600 aussie dollars. Good bang for le' buck