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Japanese Fenders

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 5fretless, Nov 24, 2005.


  1. Folks,

    Found this website that may be of use to to those in the US that fancy getting their hands on a nice Japanese Fender

    http://www.guitarjapan.com/fenderjapan/fj_precision-bass.html

    However - I have in recent months bought a 51-P bass re-issue and a "Geddy Lee" Precision - from Bluezy and Siekosuru - both who trade on e-bay and both great guys to do business with......

    Those looking for a Jaguar Bass might want to ask the above if they can get their hands on one for you.

    Wouldn't mind a 3T-SB 62 P-bass with the white binding at the moment - get rid of the white pick-guard and put on an anodised gold one - yum !

    Cheers !

    Bill
     
  2. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    I got my '62 Reissue Jazz Fretless from these guys. Great people to work with. AND I LOVE THE BASS!!!!
     
  3. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Phila,Pa.

    I didn't think you could still get stuff like that! They look better than the USA basses and they are half the price.
    I gotta get me that mint green jazz bass with the ashtrays and matching headstock! Now I really got gas! :hyper: :eek:
     
  4. Sergio

    Sergio

    Apr 7, 2004
    Lafitte, LA
    Man, they have P-basses in every finish I ever want...

    except seafoam green... :bawl:
     
  5. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Is this a typo? If not, tell me more about this Geddy Lee precision.
     
  7. Hi,

    No, it's not a "Geddy Lee" Precision - but a limited edition 70's style P-bass that they have given the black-block treatment to - something that Fender USA never did. I know there are some out there that don't go for that on a P-bass - however, looks the biz in my books - especially if you add a couple of Dark Star pickups

    Fender Japan seem to have a nack of making exceptional basses at the moment - instruments that add that little something extra and different to the traditional 50's, and 60's instruments. For example I love the P-basses with white binding (PB62B) - gotta get one of those - wife would kill me though - and the Jaguar Bass.

    Both the black block P-bass and 51 P-Bass I have recently obtained are put together with amazing attention to detail. Finish is nigh on flawless - set-up and playability just amazing. You are looking at one happy customer.........

    Bill
     
  8. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Nice! look at all the lefty's! Price with shipping is a little steep compared to the used market IMO.
     
  9. I own an Ash P-bass with the black block inlays. Yes Its amazing both in looks and tone.
     
  10. 00soul

    00soul

    Jan 4, 2005
    seal beach, ca
  11. centralharbor

    centralharbor

    Nov 21, 2005
    hawaii
    are all the fenders listed on the site made in japan?
     
  12. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    On GuitarJapan.com.....Yes, all Fender Japan
     
  13. This site is the one that will inevitably cause me to give in and get that gun metal blue aerodyne. Sigh.
     
  14. The Eristic

    The Eristic Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2005
    Cartersville, GA
  15. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    What are the shipping costs like from Japan?
     
  16. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Depends if the bass is in a hardshell case or gig bag. Mine was $110 (62 Reissue Jazz Fretless, gig bag).
     
  17. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    :meh: Basswood, Alder, or Ash. Any MIJ owners care to weigh in on the differences in tone?
     
  18. I am personally a fan of the Ash. Have 2 Ash basses, and the other is Alder. To me the Ash sounds a bit deeper and warmer than the Alder, but could just be me.
    :cool: :bassist: :smug:
     
  19. NoNoise

    NoNoise Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    I still can't figure out why they don't put a maple fretboard on this bass:

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    :bawl: