Is this a counterfeit Fender Jazz?

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


  1. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike Supporting Member

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  2. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Endorsing Mofongo! Supporting Member

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    I'm no expert but, that's a Fender MIK Jazz 24. Nice basses..buy it.
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    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 Supporting Member

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    I was thinking the logo looked funny.
  7. lowfreqgeek

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    Legit. Jazz 24. They were only made for a couple years.
  8. NWB

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    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. johnson79

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    Google Fender Jazz 24. Pretty obvious it's real.
  10. Jamarvic

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    This.
  11. elBandito

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    Looks real to me. Faking a relatively cheap korean made bass is like counterfeiting $1 bills.
  12. Low Class

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  13. Jaco D

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    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

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    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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