Help identify this bass~ Fender Jazz 1968?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TediMay, Jan 25, 2014.


  1. TediMay

    TediMay

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    Blue Ridge, Georgia
    Hi, Ya'll~ I have a chance to buy this bass, but want to know a few things first before I drive to look at it an hour away..
    I know about authenticating them, but want some input~


    I'm trying to post a pic, but need to have a link, and all I have are pics on my PC..The finish is natural, no paint color, just clear..Suspicious it had been refinished from an original color, but the headstock is natural as well..

    1.) Serial # is 262206

    2.) The finish isn't original is it? I don't know enough about the finishes for that year, but haven't been able to find pics or info on any that were factory natural..

    3.) What is the name of this bass if I end up getting it and wanting to at least put the pickguard back on?

    4.) What style of pickguard, tortoise, or what?

    Thanks, all comments and info. are very appreciated!:bassist:
  2. johnson79

    johnson79

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    East Petersburg PA
    I'd put a black pick guard on it.
    But the serial number looks right for a 68.
    http://www.fender.com/support/articles/u-s-instruments-product-dating/
  3. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    Seattle / Tacoma
    There were no natural finishes in 1968, so its a refin right off the bat. The standard guard would have been tort, but would have had white with some custom colors.

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