Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

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Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby Johnny Alien » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:15 pm

I picked up a Fullerton era 62 Reissue Jazz and I would like to get some info. I am interested in trading it for a Precision bass (I actually have it listed on Talkbass) but I wanted to see if I was off base with the value I gave it.

1. It has no neck date. I have seen other early Fullertons with no neck date so I am not unsure it is uncommon. Anyone else see this before? It does have pots that looks like they date to 81 and the guard, router hump, and low serial number (V00) lead me to believe it is an 82 early model.
2. It is a custom color. Black to be exact. I don't see this color very often.
3. The pickup was replaced but the pots, some wire and everything else (screws, tuners, neck, bridge, etc) is original.
4. It comes with the original tweed case but no covers.
5. Sadly the changed pickups made the person have to route the body poorly.

So..first off would you guys agree that it looks to be an early model? Secondly I assumed that without the route and with original pickups a custom color 62 reissue jazz with original case would run close to $3000. I figured that route would either diminish value as is or require a refinish to fix so I figured 50% off of that value would price it in the refinished/players grade category. Does that seem about right?

Here are lots of photos....

The headstock:

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Tuners:

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Pots:

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Caps:

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Neck Heel:

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Another neck heel:

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Neck Pocket:

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Serial number (orignal owner etched G-202 on the plate but it is not real easy to see)

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Full body (note: the lighting makes the checking look more prominent):

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Back of Neck:

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The ugly route :

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Full view of the back:

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The whole bass:

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The case:

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The handle:

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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby Johnny Alien » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:16 pm

Also I will be listing this for trade here so if anyone is interested in trading a Precision let me know.
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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby Smith Era Fender » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:10 am

Hey Johnny-I really like this one!Yep it's a Fullerton.Got a question-In the pic of the butt end of the neck it looks like the fretboard is cracked due to truss rod over-tightening.Or is this just a bad pic?Let me know!

If the neck is straight w/good working truss rod & no breaks,warps or cracks-I'm interested.I've got several P-Basses that ya might be interested in.Or a cash deal works for me too.PM me & we'll talk!
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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby Johnny Alien » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:01 pm

Thanks! I think I sent you a PM but I am unsure if I did it correctly. Let me know if you don't receive it.
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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby GonzoBass » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:08 pm

Nice
but oh man... that IS an ugly route.
What are some people thinkin'?
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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby felig » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:47 pm

GonzoBass wrote:Nice
but oh man... that IS an ugly route.
What are some people thinkin'?
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Probably seemed like a good idea at the time. Who would have thought that early '80s Fenders would have become so hot?
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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby Johnny Alien » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:13 pm

felig wrote:
GonzoBass wrote:Nice
but oh man... that IS an ugly route.
What are some people thinkin'?
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Probably seemed like a good idea at the time. Who would have thought that early '80s Fenders would have become so hot?


Sadly that has been people's mentality starting in the mid to late 70's it seems.
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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby Kevin Probass Borden » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:25 am

Few things
The ONLY early V00 Jazz Basses in the 3k range are ALL original Fiesta Red models. All other colors are in the lower mid 2s. Guys could advirtise at any price they want but that is where they sell. This bass is a weird one. Yes it is an 82-84 BUT its hacked and the pups are gone. It cant even go back because of the battery route. In order for this bass to sell it must have a crazy great neck and super low action or you will be looking at wall art. The value is in the neck. Without the bass in hand my guess on price would be right around 1295, possibly 1395 as it stands.

If you want to trade for a P, I will always help a fellow BABP member at no addl charge or markup on a trade. Take a peek at my site let me know if theres anything your interested in.
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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby edmonstg » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:15 pm

Black is a rare color for Fullerton stacks. Possibly very rare. I agree with Kebo's pricing of the bass, however I also think part of the value of this one, routed for a battery or not, different pickups or not, is in the color.

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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby Johnny Alien » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:20 pm

George, thanks for the info! The neck on this bass is absolutely amazing. The only jazz neck I have every really felt comfortable on. It really feels different from the newer reissue Jazzes I have played.
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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby JSTK » Sun May 23, 2010 5:47 am

Is the battery route under the pick guard ?
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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby Gil Escalera » Sun May 23, 2010 5:31 pm

JSTK wrote:Is the battery route under the pick guard ?

Nope. :(

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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby JSTK » Mon May 24, 2010 9:12 am

Do you have a pic of the whole body showing the battery route ?

Thanks, Scott
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Re: Info about my Fullerton 62 Reissue Jazz

Postby Caca de Kick » Mon May 24, 2010 11:48 pm

JSTK, He sold that bass long ago.

I now wish I had snatched it up. Over the winter, I took my Fullerton RI Jazz out of the closet where it sat for two years to find the neck ski-ramped and also a crack in the maple, it's screwed up badly. Usually flips are easy to deal with, but the crack makes it not worth putting any money into. [smilie=angry-smiley-005.gif]
The black one would have been the perfect donor bass. [smilie=fun_84.gif]
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