Fender Japan was founded in 1982 during a major transitional phase for Fender. To compete with inexpensive Japanese copies of Fender guitars and basses, Fender commissioned the FugiGen Gakki factory to produce a line of more affordable guitars in Japan, and so began the MIJ (“Made In Japan”) era of Fender.
From the very first reissues of the Jazzmaster and Jaguar to new oddball designs, exclusive finishes and variations on staple models, MIJ Fenders kept the company above water while they waited for their new US factory to start production.
CIJ (“Crafted In Japan”) guitars and basses began appearing in the early ’90s as Japanese production was shifted from FugiGen to Tokai and Dyna Gakki factories, a relationship that lasted until 2015 when Fender took over the Japanese manufacturing entirely
Fender japan jazz bass 70’s reissue
Natural with maple neck white block inlays
Made in Japan
Fuji-gen Plant (for Fender Japan), Japan
in 1992 – 1993
Production Number: 6225
Serial number: M006225
In great condition fantastic playing bass
One or two small dinks on the body
otherwise extremely clean guitar for it’s age
Sounds great, hard to find Japanese fender with all the 70’s design
All original hardware