#1
Hi, I'm trying to sell a Fender Jazz Bass that was made in Japan using local classified ads, but I don't know how much to sell it for in dollars. I didn't buy the bass because I'm selling it for a friend, so I don't know how much it cost. The model is the JB-62-58 and all I know is that it's a 60's reissue. I can provide a pic tom, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys.
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#2
if it is a 60's reissue of the Japanese Fender Jazz Bass, you'd be looking to sell for about $900 and up, depending on conditions.
#3
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if it is a 60's reissue of the Japanese Fender Jazz Bass, you'd be looking to sell for about $900 and up, depending on conditions.

That's more than they are new, idiot

If it's in good condition $400-500 is a decent price.
#4
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If it's in good condition $400-500 is a decent price.


I know this is off topic but, that's crazy!

In the UK you'd pay a hell of a lot more for an MIJ, around about £700
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I know this is off topic but, that's crazy!

In the UK you'd pay a hell of a lot more for an MIJ, around about £700

Again, bullshit. See? Hopefully that link works.
#6
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Again, bullshit. See? Hopefully that link works.


But still, £500 is around about $900 to $1000. Just proves that things in the UK are terribly overpriced.
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I know this is off topic but, that's crazy!

In the UK you'd pay a hell of a lot more for an MIJ, around about £700


My mate got a MIJ aerodyne(sp?) jazz bass for like £450, I think £700 is a bit over priced.
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#8
smb knows his stuff threadstarter, he's the one to listen to around here
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#9
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My mate got a MIJ aerodyne(sp?) jazz bass for like £450, I think £700 is a bit over priced.



I know its a bit overpriced, but I've seen quite a few go at that sort of price.
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#10
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That's more than they are new, idiot

If it's in good condition $400-500 is a decent price.


Boyce is right-on with this appraisal. you'd be really lucky to get $500. and i wouldn't offer more than $400. and to those that say MIJ rivals MIA, i say NOT!
#11
Stop. Everybody.

There are two types of Japanese made instruments. Export models, and non-export models.

Export models are meant to be shipped to the West, and have Western naming conventions - i.e. Classic 60's Reissue.

From what I understand, that bass is a non-export (i.e. meant to sell within Japan) model. Totally different pricing scheme, regardless.

A little reseach found this:
"FENDER '62 JAZZ RE-ISSUE jb62/58/k

'62 re-issueJazz bass from Fender Japan. Specification; Long scale 34" with selected basswood body & maple neck with rosewood finger board. two vintage style jazz type pick ups with 3 ply scratchplate, standard tuners & bridge. Available in black, 3TS, candy apple red or lp blue. New, boxed with Fender Gig bag. Price £459. Shipping UK plus £19"

from:
http://www.appv75.dsl.pipex.com/groupgear/Fender_guitar_&_Bass.htm
(Everybody read that info. Now.)

Here's a Japanese band that uses it:
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/sg24164/hiroshi/english/author-e/gallery-e/guitar-e/jazzbass-e.htm

Go here for a new price:
GO TO THIS LINK.
http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/webshop/guitar/fender-j/jb6258.htm
BODY IS MADE OF BASSWOOD.

Also, read these for more trivia:
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-251632.html
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-144061.html

Basically, these were ~$600 new, and cost a lot to ship.
Non-export models tend to be made of basswood and use Japanese electronics, while export ones are made of proper Fender woods with American electronics.
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#12
SMB that site ebay you gave has UK pounds, convert it to us dollars, its gunna be $900-1500
#13
So I should sell it at around $500 is what you're trying to tell me? By the way thanks for all the help.
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I busted a nut because my g-string was too tight.




Quote by rexreeper99
Hendrix. he played jazz right? lol. im real bad with names.

i guess jazz could work




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Quote by grand_funky
SMB that site ebay you gave has UK pounds, convert it to us dollars, its gunna be $900-1500

I posted that ebay page to show whoever said they were £700ish that they were wrong. Fenders and bass gear in general is much cheaper in the US, and nice clean MIA Fenders are much more common on the used market there, so the used price of MIJ is much lower.