I can start out by saying that if this bass were right-handed, it would never leave the shop. It plays, sounds and feels that nice. I guess I ate too many dummy cookies back in the '80s because I was never really aware of these FugiGen-made instruments then and if I had been, I would have saved myself a lot of money and bought every one I could get my hands on.

The JBD-62/L designation stands for "1962 Reissue, domestic market only, left-handed." This bass was sitting on a stand at the Dallas Guitar show in the booth of a guy who is world-renowned for selling and buying 'Bursts. That's a very strange place to find a lefty MIJ Jazz bass, but it's a true testament to how serious the craftsmen in Matsumoto were when they assembled these instruments and besides, we rarely get a chance to offer our lefty clients something that's as clean, cool and quality as this bass is.

This Jazz is nice and tidy, but there is an amount of pick swirling on the pickguard and some light surface scratches on the back. Other than these imperfections, the instrument retains its beautiful color and appearance. The frets have been polished and the bass has received a new set of strings and full set up. The original case is a tad battered, but protects the bass properly and you'll notice that the package includes the rare owners manual that came with the bass.

We're always excited to offer up unique and special instruments when the opportunities present themselves, so take a look at the pictures, let us know if you have any questions and as always, we thank you for stopping by!

Southern Elk Music Co.

Southern Elk Music Co.

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Southern Elk Music Co.
Ray Mauldin
Niceville, Florida
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We accept, Paypal payments, credit cards, bank wire transfers, personal checks, cashier checks, and of course, cash in a local pickup situation.

We ship via UPS Ground unless other arrangements are made. "General" costs are: Guitars and basses East of the Mississippi river- $55.00-$65.00 Guitars and basses West of the Mississippi river- $65.00-$75.00 Amps- to be determined. All shipping costs can be determined before shipment with a simple inquiry. Items must be returned within 24 hours (of notification of intent to return) in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

All customers get a 48-hour, no-hassle return period. Our singular purpose is for you, the buying client to be more than satisfied with your purchase. If there is ever a problem with one of our items after receiving it, please email us at or call Ray Mauldin at 404-895-3459.