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'89 MIJ Fender Jazz Reissue - Poly or nitro, and how would I know?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Jun 11, 2005.


  1. I want to refinish my Jazz Bass but I need to know if it's a poly or nitro finish. How could I tell?
     
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Its poly. They didn't spray nitro in the 80's...
     
  3. I'm wanting to refinish this bass. I know it's a reissue and some dings are expected, but this thing is a mess! What should I fill the dings in with?
     
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    If I were you, I'd post down in the Luthier forum and see what comes up. I'd also spend some time over at the ReRanch site...not only for materials, but their message board is full of finish/refinish info. They're nice friendly people there.

    If you haven't stripped poly yet...it's ugly. Hard and messy and not much fun.
     
  5. Thanks! I'm asking over at Reranch already, but I'll definitely ask the luthiers.