Fender Jazz Bass American Vintage RI 62 1989 Bass Guitar
For sale is Fender Jazz Bass AVRI '62 in a white color, made in the USA in 1962. It is an amazing old jazz bass with great, dried and lightweight wood, nitrocellulose lacquer, thin and comfortable neck, and live and right resonance. It will suit for those who like the right, classical and warm Fender sound. Bass-guitar condition: This bass was released back in 1989 in the USA. This is one the first re-editions after Fender revival in the late 1980. Cosmetic condition is good. It got some scratches and bruises during the years of usage. There are some tiny chips and rubbed places, but nothing serious, in general; it is a light relic bass, so to say. Technically, the instrument is in order. There is one very useful mode here - Fender Custom Shop Single Coils. Sound: I like the ’62 series for the warmness they give in the sound, which combines greatly with the clearness in the mix. Previously I didn’t have 62 AVRI after the brand revival. I will say that these instruments are amazing; they compare well with modern ones in terms of quality, and they are even better in terms of the wood resonance, since the wood becomes better and more vibrant with time. This bass just sings when you play it; there’s a great resonance in acoustics. Well-thought electronics in the form of Custom Shop pickups and original Stacked Knobs (volume and tone for each pickup) emphasize tone beauty of a well-dried solid alder in combination with rosewood fingerboard. This bass plays well at a low rage without lagging behind at low-mids, because of what the bass sounds great in the mix as well as fills in the sound. Slap and picks sound great here too. Every note has some warmness and smoothness; at the same time, this jazz bass can become a real aggressive beast if you only try to experiment on pickups priorities. Tuning and convenience: In terms of ergonomics and balance, Fender Jazz Bass is always top-notch; there is nothing to talk about. This is a lightweight bass. Everything tunes easily concerning strings’ height and pull. Packaging: The bass-guitar comes with the original old case. General outcome and my subjective opinion: I’ve already tried 20 guitars of 1962 re-edition. Their task is to reproduce the Fender character that was made by pre-CBS luthiers – warmness and clearness. I think that Fender Company managed to gain some similarity here. It is clear that it’s impossible to reproduce the sound of the 50-yearl-old wood, but the specifications are similar as much as possible. The value of exactly this bass and the reason why I charged 200$ higher price than the price of the modern re-editions, is its wood. Late 80s became the revival period for Fender of former power and authority and the first re-editions got, as I could notice, more attention; and there was no such a considerable product line that confirms a more delicate production. Besides, alder wood got dried greatly for 25 years and has a good resonance, even better than the new ones. It is a good, right and rare jazz bass that will always sound rightly. Hurry up!