I came by an ad on CL for a medium scale Jazz bass from the mid eighties. I sent him a message about doing a trade and he was interested in what I had, so I requested pictures and he sent them.
I have a few concerns. After doing some searching, I feel like maybe this was a Squier that someone changed the headstock badge on. And the "Made in Japan" on the heel even looks odd.
In my search, I also found the ebay ad he purchased it from 6 months ago. In fact, when I search for "e-series medium scale fender jazz" his CL ad and the ebay listing are the only ones that come up.
So, my questions are:
1. Is it a Squier badged Fender?
2. Did Fender Japan make a shortscale Jazz in the eighties that wasn't a Squier?
I really hate to think that anyone is trying to pull something, but I just haven't been able to find much info on them. Thanks in advance for any help.
Here's the ebay link http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-RARE-F...-/321148141078
Here's the pics he sent me.