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New toys from Fender Japan...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by joninjapan, Mar 21, 2006.


  1. joninjapan

    joninjapan

    Aug 13, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    I am on the look out for a Jazz bass, my choice is Fender Japan, since I live here. Recently they issued a couple "new" models. Very promising!!!

    Most important is the 1965 Jazz Bass. Binding and dots, matching head on the Black, Vintage White, and Candy Apple Red. 3 Tone burst available too. Alder body, rosewood board, US vintage pick-ups, spiral bridge, 38mm nut (1.5inch). retail 85,000 yen

    Also issued the All Black series, 62P-bass, 62J-Bass, Strat and Tele.
    All are basswood bodies, and Hot Rod Pickups, and black hardware, the basses have the jacks moved to the side not the front, and no pickguards, very clean looking and very black!:ninja: retail 70,000 yen

    a couple examples


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  2. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    god me and my love for red fenders.. now if that was Fiesta Red... yum
     
  3. A red fender jazz with matching headstock has to be one of the sexiest basses ever!!!!

    Along with an all natural jazz with white blocks and binding, or the Geddy Lee combination!!
     
  4. jgsbass

    jgsbass

    May 28, 2003
    Floral Park, NY
    +1,-1,+1
     
  5. dave120

    dave120

    Jun 27, 2005
    Central Florida
    Ahh I love the looks of Fenders with no pickguards! That all black would be mine if I was looking for a Jazz bass...
     
  6. haxality

    haxality

    Feb 14, 2006
    Oh, man. Anyone know where you can get one of those all-blacks here in the states? Major GAS attack!
     
  7. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
  8. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    If that red one only had a mint guard...
     
  9. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I love that red jazz. Matching headstock and binding with dots make it a pretty unique jazz bass. I would imagine that the alder body, maple neck, rosewood board, and US vintage pick ups make it a great sounding traditional styled jazz bass. I'd go for that one if it was me.
     
  10. pacojastorius

    pacojastorius Guest

    May 21, 2005
    usa
    are they going to sell these in europe?
     
  11. Like this one?

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    :smug:
     
  12. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    So uh.........whats really new??? seen those before at some point of time.
     
  13. dave120

    dave120

    Jun 27, 2005
    Central Florida
    Would some of those P Basses really only cost $360 if you bought one in Japan? Even with the $120 or so you pay in shipping it'd be worth it to buy one of those over a MIM. Lots more color chocies available too!

    I have yet to hear anything bad about MIJ/CIJ Fenders. I know my Jazz Bass Special is wonderful and from what I hear the new ones are built just as well. You can't even get a lot of those colors on MIA stuff here.
     
  14. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    ESP Japan has some of the coolest crap I've ever seen.
     
  15. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Someone hold me! OMG!!
     
  16. Some of those basses are sooo tempting. I'm really just curious about fretwork and the quality of the electronics. I mostly say this because the pots in my MIJ P-bass were the only component that were poorly made- these little pots barely bigger than a dime in diameter.
     
  17. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Fender Japan's stuff is just yummy. I recently bought a 57RI Precision. It's as good or better than the US-made instruments for much less $$$.
     
  18. joninjapan

    joninjapan

    Aug 13, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    the suggested retail here in Japan for Fender Japan bass models runs from 45,000 yen to well over 100,000 yen... actual retail is much lower!

    so yes $360 is perfectly reasonable:hyper:
     
  19. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    I'll be in the market for a CIJ P Bass soon.

    They've got some cool wood and color combinations, esp. the Ash body and Maple fretboard P Bass.
     
  20. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    why does fender japan just rock? and fender USA is... eh... so, so.
     

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