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Can someone put a date range on this Fender P , tonight?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Josh Thatguy, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser

    I know my Jazz basses, but have never been a P-bass guy... until this thing showed up dirt cheap nearby.
    Trying to figure out if it's a legit Fender. IF so, I'm trying to figure out how old-ish it is. There's one more photo showing the neck plate but there's no serial number or "F" visible from the distance of the pic. I'm waiting for more info.
    All you This is ALL I have on this thing for now; again, I'm waiting for more info from the seller.
    All you nocturnals chime in.....



  2. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    AFM 72-147 union card-carrying liberal academic musician
    Probably legit. Late 80's or early 90s MIM Fender.

    This is an inexpensive starter type bass.
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  4. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Yep... what Jim said.
  5. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Serial will be up with the headstock logo. Agree it looks like standard MIM from the early 90's.
  6. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser

    Thanks guys. I'll be dropping that $100 bill for it on Friday then; might as well add a P to the collection, even if it has a Mexican accent.

    Info much appreciated............ cheers
  7. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    knobs say Mexican and early 90s. they do have poplar bodies not alder like the newer mims. that does mean it will be lighter than a new mim so that could be a plus.
  8. taurus1


    Sep 13, 2006
    Vancouver B.C.
    that's an early 90's Mexican squire that probably has the little squire logo at the end of the headstock sanded off, decent bass for sure.

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