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Is this a Fender MIM headstock?

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


  1. sleepy_monkey

    sleepy_monkey

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    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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  2. sleepy_monkey

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  3. KeddyLee

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

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    And why would the swap a Fender neck plate for a Squier? Pretty obvious fraud.
     
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  6. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

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    Squier.

    Don't buy for MIM Fender prices.
     
  7. awilkie84

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    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
     
  8. KeddyLee

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    Are you sure? It's also where the (I forget exactly) contour body circle thing is?
     
  9. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    It's a Squier headstock—MIM. I'd skip it unless it is under $200.
     
  10. pfox14

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    I would stay away from this one for sure.
     
  11. unclebass

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    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.
     
  12. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    ... 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
     
  13. sleepy_monkey

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    Thanks guys. That is what I thought but wanted to check with The Machine. As always the info helped!
     

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