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Fender Custom Shop Decal

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MTICColin, Dec 8, 2013.


  1. MTICColin

    MTICColin

    Dec 8, 2013
    PA
    I saw an ad for a Fender Custom Shop Jazz Bass. It looks like it has different custom features, like special inlays and stuff. It has the Custom Shop decal on the front of the headstock though, and I looked up pictures of Custom Shop Jazz Basses and I couldn't find any pictures of a bass with that decal on the front. So I'm wondering if the bass is a fake (for other possible reasons as well). Is the Custom Shop decal ever put in the front of the bass' headstock?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    Disclosures:
    AFM 72-147 union card-carrying liberal academic musician
    Sounds suspicious. Got any pictures?
     
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  4. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Yea...I don't know of any models with the sticker on front.
     
  5. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
  6. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Thats why you ask for a COA when debating a CS purchase.
     
  7. PJRL

    PJRL

    Mar 27, 2010
    greenfield center NY
    And....You can have fender check the serial # for you.
     
  8. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    No Custom Shop decals on the front.
     
  9. thebrian

    thebrian The brian abides. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    So. California
  10. MTICColin

    MTICColin

    Dec 8, 2013
    PA
    No it didn't look like that, but it did look suspicious and the price was ridiculously low. I'm almost certain it's fake.

    Thanks guys!
     
  11. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
  12. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Notice that the 'smart' seller doesn't actually ever say "custom shop" anywhere in his listing.
     
  13. It's fake but pretty as heck!
     
  14. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Toronto
    Looks like a Squier Active Jazz 5er with some ugly addons.
     
  15. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    Disclosures:
    AFM 72-147 union card-carrying liberal academic musician
    Amazingly bogus. Of course, the fact that the price is about one order of magnitude too low does give one pause. :eek: :eyebrow: :rollno: :rolleyes: :scowl: :spit:
     



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