MIM Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DigitalMan81, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Hello all.

    After much deliberation, due diligence (maybe not enough) and sleepless nights, I decided to buy a Hecho en Mexico Geddy Lee Jazz... I'm not impressed with the finish. In fact, it does not look like a 3 tone sunburts should look IMO.

    I received my Ged JB a few days ago and out of the box noticed the edges of the frets were fairly rough, which seems to be a highly common gripe among Ged JB buyers. Not a huge deal, alas, one should reasonably expect a well finished Fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass. Surely not a tall order.

    My main gripe is the sunburst. Compared to MIJ/CIJ sunburst finishes, which are a nice black/red/orange glow, the MIM GL's seem to have a crummy greenish brown hue.

    Has anyone else noticed this? I'm contemplating sending it back or selling it to find a nice MIJ/CIJ.

    Thanks for any input.
  2. EagleMoon


    Jul 13, 2007
    Wexford, PA
    I've had a couple of Japanese GL's and the sunburst was more two-tone than three-tone. Here's a picture of one of them without the pickguard.

  3. pedroims

    pedroims Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2007
  4. EagleMoon


    Jul 13, 2007
    Wexford, PA
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  6. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    There is a little button that toggles the finish color from Black to Burst...