Japanese '62 RI 'Jaco' style Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MatW, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. MatW


    May 10, 2000
    UK, Swindon
    Hi all,

    I was checking out this Japanese import site because of Woodchuck's 70's Jazz.
    http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/webshop/world/guitar/fender-j/fender-3.htm I've taken a shine to the 'Jaco' style fretless on offer. I've always fancied the signature model (not the relic) and have heard good things, but how does this compare?

    If anyone's tried one please share your views?

    Best Wishes
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I haven't played this particular model but the Japanese Fender's I've tried have been, IMO, better then the USA counterparts, dollar for dollar.
  3. 1964


    Mar 26, 2002
    Too Close To Hell
    They're reportedly very good.
  4. i'd got for it, as said above the MIJ basses are very good!!

    and if you don't like it, you should defiatnly be able to make just about every penny of your back.. ;)
  5. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Am I missing something here, or are these NEW basses currently being made in Japan? I thought that Fender stopped producing instruments in Japan about 10 years ago....