1982 Fender Squier JV Precision ’62 Re-issue
As you know, these are sort after basses and steadily rise in price. This is the ’62 re-issue, so vintage reverse tuners, cloth wiring, threaded saddles (as opposed to single groove)
This example is in great condition, all original (except maybe the pickguard) and has just had a pro re-fret. This was done by Ian at Sphynx Guitars, and as usual it’s a top quality job, with great attention to detail – the finishing of the fret ends is particularly good. This work would cost around £200 and makes sure the bass is good to play for the next 40 years.
The neck has an oiled finish, and it’s smooth, comfortable and quick to play.
The nut is standard 42mm width, but the neck is especially slim, something you notice as soon as you pick it up, so might suit a player more used to modern neck dimensions but wants something vintage and cool to play.
It’s been fitted with a Stew Mac neck shim (0.25) and plays very well. The neck is nice and straight and the truss rod works as it should. The pots all look original, the wiring is vintage cloth covered and the pick ups have the brass earthing plate underneath them.