Fender Japan P-Bass Differences

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


  1. Hey guys, I'm thinking of getting a Fender Japan P bass. I am a lefty, and would like a white one, so luckily they have 2 options that i am down to- the 57' and the 62' -

    http://translate.google.co.jp/translate?hl=ja&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fstore.ishibashi.co.jp%2Fec%2FsrDispCategoryTreeLink%2FdoSearchCategory%2F11053200000%2F04-05%2F3%2F1

    http://translate.google.co.jp/translate?hl=ja&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fstore.ishibashi.co.jp%2Fec%2FsrDispCategoryTreeLink%2FdoSearchCategory%2F11053200000%2F04-05%2F3%2F1

    I was wondering if anyone knows about these, or what the differences between the two are? And maybe what you would prefer and why? Thanks.:bassist:
     
  2. links didnt work...but if you scroll through all of whats in the link you will find them.
     
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  4. michael_atw

    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
     
  5. ma4rk

    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