Fender Japan JB62-US confirm legit please

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  1. Craig Williams

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    Hi yall. Just bought this JB62-US Crafted in Japan Serial PO dates between 1999-2002.
    Unfortunately no ID in the neck pocket or neck but I believe this was common this era. Can someone tell me if the PU appear to be US? It has the larger style tuners I think too. Also can only show the wood in the neck pocket but can anyone confirm if this looks like Alder or Basswood. The electronics are super quiet but I thought it would have CTS pots.

    Any help appreciated....

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    The pots are exactly what I would expect to see, regardless of what pickups are installed. I can't make out much on the pickups.
     
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    Looks like a CIJ '62 RI JB insides to me, if you check the code numbers underneath the pups, a quick internet search will tell if they are USA or not. Neck & bridge pups have similar numbers.

    048612/3 are the USA pup set codes from my '97 CIJ JB '62 RI.
     
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    I've had the body timber ID'd as Alder by a reliable source and the PU bobbins are fibre not plastic so confident its all original JB62US. Wish it had some neck pocket markings but oh well. I didn't want to pull on the PU too much, not a lot of cable there and I've damaged PU wiring doing this before. Thanks for your replies.
     
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