Fender MIJ Foto flame Jazz Bass 1995 - $900 (Kalamazoo)
make / manufacturer:Fender
model name / number:Fotoflame Jazz Bass
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Picked this semi-rare bass up in Nashville years ago. It was made in Japan and is easily the best playing and sounding Jazz I’ve owned. The neck is a joy with a dark rosewood board and a broken in feel.
I replaced the pickups with a new Mojotone solderless harness and a 60s Jazz set by Fralin that improved the sound drastically.
These fotoflame models were only built for a couple years and the clearcoat over the finish was prone to hairline cracks. They don’t go into the wood or affect anything but looks but there are some on the face of the bass. The Japanese instruments of this era were very high quality and this one is a great example with an awesome neck and sound.
It does include both pickup covers and a case.