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GAS on a MIJ Fender Jazz JB-HO FS3?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ahdunno, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. ahdunno


    Oct 12, 2009
    Hi All,

    Anyone one have any experience or thoughts on a MIJ Fender JB-HO fs3? What does fs3 mean?

    I'm in Tokyo for 8 days and went down to Ochanomizu - Meidai Dori aka Guitar street and ran across one of these beauties.

    It's selling for 90K yen which is a little over $900 US. it wasn't as light as I thought it would be for a hollow body bass. It's played well and looked beautiful. I don't read Japanese but it said Fender factory outlet. Is there really a fender outlet or is that suppose to be outlet price? I found a few on eBay for $1299.

    Should I pull the trigger or is there any other rare or unique basses I should look at while I'm out here?

    Is it insulting if I try to talk them down? I'm going to at least try to get a hard case out of them. C'mon GC will and throw in a pair of cheap strings! :D

  2. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Haggle! I do that. I got a JB62 for 60,000 yen!