Is this a counterfeit Fender Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rockin Mike, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
  2. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Endorsing Mofongo!

    Aug 5, 2009
    I'm no expert but, that's a Fender MIK Jazz 24. Nice it.
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    Looks way to legit to be a fake. ;)
  4. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    The headstock logo looks a bit misplaced to me. Seems fishy somehow. I'm not familiar with this model.
    6 screw neck plate? I dunno..
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  6. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    I was thinking the logo looked funny.
  7. lowfreqgeek


    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Endorsing Artist: Regenerate Guitar Works, Honey Badger Pickups
    Legit. Jazz 24. They were only made for a couple years.
  8. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    There's one at my local GC for about half that price. It's kind of beat up though.

    Looks like the real deal jazz 24 to me.
  9. Google Fender Jazz 24. Pretty obvious it's real.
  10. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Endorsing Mofongo!

    Aug 5, 2009
  11. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    Looks real to me. Faking a relatively cheap korean made bass is like counterfeiting $1 bills.
  12. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
  13. I've got one of those. It looks like a legit 24-fretter except for the Noiseless pups. The original ones had SD Quarter Pounders as well as a six-bolt neck. Don't know if what the seller meant by "cleaned-up the electronics" was just a pup swap. The pre-amp in that thing is a watered down version of the SD 3-band preamp they sell on their site. I'm not sure though if the 24-fretter had real flame top or photo-flame (this never was a consideration when I bought mine). That looks like a cherry burst model (what I have is the tobacco burst one). I'm quite satisfied with what I got. Might be worth your while.
  14. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    It's the real-deal. I've seen them come in cherry-burst, tobacco-burst and flat-black. If you want to see some pics of the individual parts, do an eBay search for "fender jazz 24 bass". You'll see more than a few parted-out pieces in these three colors.

    As far as price goes, it's a decent price. They normally went for well over the $500-$600 mark new. The one exception I saw was late last year when Alto Music's Amazon store had over a dozen of the flat-black models on sale for $500 brand new. Fortunately word got out 'round these parts and they were sold out before I succumbed to the GAS pains.

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