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Is this a Fender MIM headstock?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sleepy_monkey, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. So I found a bass online for cheap...the seller says it is MIM but the logo has conveniently been sanded off....and the neck plate was 'replaced' by a Squier neck plate. What is the consensus? Basically would be getting to frankensomething to it.

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  3. KeddyLee


    Nov 12, 2013
    People sand off Squier logos, not Fender. Wouldn't trust anything without a serial number.
  4. KeddyLee


    Nov 12, 2013
    And why would the swap a Fender neck plate for a Squier? Pretty obvious fraud.
  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    Don't buy for MIM Fender prices.
  6. Actually...it's both a MIM and a Squier.
    You can see where 2 spots have been sanded.
    Those 2 spots had a Fender logo and a Squier Series logo. Mid-90s model Squier series Fender bass made in Ensenada Mexico. :p
  7. KeddyLee


    Nov 12, 2013
    Are you sure? It's also where the (I forget exactly) contour body circle thing is?
  8. 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
    It's a Squier headstock—MIM. I'd skip it unless it is under $200.
  9. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    I would stay away from this one for sure.
  10. My Squier jazz bass has markings in the same two places that this is sanded, Squier logo near the nut and Standard series at the end of the headstock. Combined with Squier neckplate, pretty sure this is either a standard or affinity series.
  11. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    ... actually, I have sanded off a few Fender logos on MIM Standard necks in order to tint headstock ... I like blank headstocks, so no big deal .. but in general, you are correct ... ;)

    SleepingMonk .. sent you a PM
  12. Thanks guys. That is what I thought but wanted to check with The Machine. As always the info helped!

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