How good is the MIJ Fender 75 Jazz Reissue?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gareth, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. gareth


    Jun 9, 2002
    Seen one of these for sale for about $600 with hard case - its about 4 years old.

    Are they any good and is this the right price - they seem to sell them new at Ishibishi (?) for about 70000 yen.

    Any views?
  2. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    i am a fan of japan made fenders(and knock offs as well)i believe they do a superior job w/quality control,something that MIA OR MEX facories can take some lessons from,it seems that the japanese take a bit more pride in the craftsmanship and actual quality of their basses something other factories overlook(some more than others):bassist:
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    As Geezer said, they're really nice basses. In my extensive collection of Jazz basses the only Fender I have is a MIJ Geddy Lee signature (75 RI-ish). $600 seems like a good price but I believe I'v seen them for cheaper. But if it's a bass you can play before you pay, it might not be too bad. Also, I'm not too sure of the Japanese exchance rate. Sorry.
  4. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    MIJ basses are very well made,some people complain about the electronics. I own three. I also own a MIA 75 R.I. special Edition that is flawless. It also has a diferent tone than the Geddy or the marcus Miller (in passive mode). That is not a bad price for that bass, Like said above they can be found cheaper.