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Is this beaute the real deal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nick303, Mar 29, 2014.


  1. Nick303

    Nick303

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  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    The brass bridge and control plate do not look stock, but they could be nice upgrades. The gold paint job looks like a spray-can refinish to me, but I could certainly be wrong. The Fender-stamped tuners and the neck look legit.

    If I had to guess, it is at least half legit Fender, and possibly up to 90%.
     
  3. bassie12

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    Completely legit '82(ish) Fender Gold Jazz. Nice.
     
  4. smcd

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    Absolutely the real deal. What makes you think it's too good to be true?
     
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  6. smcd

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    Bridge and paint are correct. They called this a "collectors edition", as I recall.
     
  7. Nick303

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    Just never seen one before, that's all. It is stunning!
     
  8. Malak the Mad

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

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    Oooooooohhhh…shiiiiiiiiiny! :D
     
  9. FranF

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    Bone stock and 100% real. Always wanted one. Most clock in at 12 pounds. Every one I've played or checked on were boat anchors. That said, I still want one!
     
  10. M.R. Ogle

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    That's VERY cool! A unique piece to be sure!
     
  11. Nick303

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    I think it's the Strat knobs and chunky bridge that looked odd, but I'll take your word for it. Is it similar in spec to a Precision Elite? They were early '80's right?
     
  12. sparkyfender2

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    Nice!

    I remember when those were new and on the market.......
     
  13. smcd

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  14. smcd

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    $2,950 is way high, even for the UK.
     

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