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Need help ID'ing 1998 Fender MIM body

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by g4string, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

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    Hey all.....I'm getting ready to purchase a used MIM P Bass body, loaded. I just need help knowing what to look for so I know it's legit. The owner claims it's from 98'. The only thing it doesn't have is the neck plate. Also, what wood was fender-mex using on its p basses back then....ash, alder, basswood, poplar? Thx a million.
  2. pfox14

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    How much is it? I wouldn't pay more than $100-150. I don't think someone would bother faking a MIM P-bass body only, because there's no money to be made.
  3. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

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    It's only a $100. So even a fake fender loaded body is a good at a $100. I'm not too concerned cause I agree, who's gonna fake a mim fender body. However, I still want to make sure I'm getting what I'm told I'm buying. Gotta keep em honest. With that,just looking for obvious visual indicators it's legit.
  4. garp

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    The neck pocket should have an ink stamp bearing the date of manufacture. A ‘98 would’ve been alder. The neck plate would’ve been the plain chrome, 4-bolt version (i.e., no logo or other engraving).

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