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Fender US Standard 2014 vs 62 Reissue (2009ish) P Bass

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Hi all, 

Question for those more knowledgeable of P basses. I'm selling my 2014 US Standard P Bass and a buyer has asked me how closely it relates to a 62 Reissue with this video attached. 

I don't really know how to reply so if anyone could help I would really appreciate it! 

Attached photo is my 2014 US Standard 

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I'd imagine it differs as follows:

63 reissue probably has vintage frets, 7.25" radius fretboard, big vintage-style tuners, a simpler vintage bridge, probably vintage-spec pickups and possibly a nitro paint job.

2014 USA will have medium jumbo frets, 9.5" radius fretboad, the modern tuners, high-mass bridge, and poly-based paint job.

I can't tell from the pics, but the 62 might have a wider nut than the 2014, whereas the USA might have a slightly narrower nut, but chunkier neck than the 62 (purely on my experience of USA Standard Fenders v vintage ones)

So not that similar, other than them both being Fender Precision basses.

I guess it depend what your buyer is after.

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The US Standards of 2012-16 have the chunkiest necks on Precisions that I’ve encountered (which I love btw) but other than that @bassbiscuits is pretty much spot on I’d reckon. 

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Agree with the above, but worth noting that the 2014 has "'Custom Shop '62" pickups, modelled on 1962 originals and also the modern poly finish is much thinner than the bad old days. 

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Worth adding that they are both really good variations on the same theme. 

Just depends which particular features the buyer is particularly looking for. 

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The 2014 will also have rolled edges on the fingerboard, graphite-reinforced neck plus string-through body (high mass bridge can accommodate both conventional back-of-bridge stringing and through body).  
 

Probably a technically better bass, but if you’re into the vintage vibe, you’re into the vintage vibe...   A worn sunburst nitrocellulose vintage P is a thing of beauty.

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Older style P basses tend to have shallower necks than newer ones. Certainly my Precision elite's neck, is significantly chunkier than the necks on my 57 reissue and Squier Classic Vibe P basses.

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