I think I might have a tough one for you to identify. There are only very few information yet.
I'm in the market for a Jazz Bass and thought I had to sell my '89 Thumb NT off to get a good one ( I liked a Sandberg TT4) until I stumbled across this .. eh beauty
It's is sold as a Fender Jazz Bass with not much more information provided. Currently only the bridge PU is wired in (and switchable to active/passive), neck PU is silent, so this obviously suggests modifications in the electronics department. The decals seems to have been rubbed off, I am waiting for the seller to clarify this. So..how to identify this?
This is how far I got: I think the holes for the thumbrest on the pickguard point towards a 75 RI MIA. Would the number of screws used for the pickguard tell me something? No clue about its age. What are other signs? The nut looks odd..like a brass replacement. I thought about asking him to measure the distance between the PUs (given they're still at the same position) as this should help to distinguish between US/Japan-non-export and Japan-export models afaik
. I'll try to talk him into screwing off the neck, as this should provide more evidence? He is selling it with a gig bag, could that tell me something given it's the original one? Could this be a Squier or Fender MIM?
The body+neck look like they belong together and this is probably what makes me still consider this deal. I'd use this thing to build my own Miller-type of bass and would probably swap electronics anyways (originals PUs would be nice though..) - what would be a fair price in europe, considering that it'll probably be impossible to really clarify what kind of bass this is? I'm glad for any help on this one!