Weight: 8.86 lbs Serial: G011079
The back of the neck has been sanded down significantly, feels and plays great, sounds huge, it's got power, depth and resonance in spades.
Fender 'Pro Feel' Jazz, made in Japan 1987-1988. This sounds huge! The late 80s was a crazy time in the land of guitars, and Fender was in the biz of 'modernising' some classic designs to suit then-current tastes, especially in Japan. The Pro Feel series were high end offerings for the local Japan market, with sleek styling and some fancy specs. This has a graphite reinforced neck with twenty two bigger frets and a flatter 9.5" radius, similar in profile to the '75 reissue Jazz also in the line-up at the time. Combined with a super lightweight body, this is a very slick and quick player that's absolutely the friend of the busy gigging player. The pickups are overwound for more output and low end, plus there's a super handy active preamp with a pickup balancer and bass and treble boost/cut knobs. The lightweight ash body and high mass bridge offer a whole heap of natural snap, definition and attack to the mix already, so adding in some extra thump via the pre-amp allows for some extremely lively, hard hitting and notes. The transparent red finish lets the grain of the ash show through; combined with a choc rosewood board, bold CBS era decals and no guard, this has a very slick look. Pickups: Fender Japan Hotrod 7JF/R single coil set
Controls: volume, pickup balance, treble boost/cut, bass boost/cut (active preamp)