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American Standard with Deluxe serial number?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by slumpvis, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. slumpvis


    Oct 16, 2020
    Is it possible that Jazz Bass American Standard 2008 came with a serial starting with „DZ”, indicating Deluxe serie?
  2. wizard65


    Sep 1, 2014
    That’s not a 2008 American standard, wrong tuners and bridge.
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  3. slumpvis


    Oct 16, 2020
    Thanks! It does not look like Deluxe either, any idea what that can be?
  4. wizard65


    Sep 1, 2014
    It looks a lot like a Squier Affinity to me.
  5. slumpvis


    Oct 16, 2020
    But is it possible Squier would have a Fender JB head?
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  6. forrestlaw

    forrestlaw Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2018
    Stickers/decals are relatively easy to get.

    I also don't think any American Fender has a truss rod adjustment on the headstock with the black plastic around the truss rod adjustment hole.
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  7. slumpvis


    Oct 16, 2020
    OK, thanks, I will be looking for another one.
  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Welcome to TalkBass!!!!

    Yeah there are a lot of fakes out there. Be careful.
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  9. Leonid Nidis

    Leonid Nidis

    Jan 1, 2018
    Funny looking decals,fake imo
  10. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    hard pass
  11. Celen

    Celen Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Here are the decals of my 2008 Deluxe Jazz. The DZ8 (Deluxe Zero eight) is printed in a different font than the other six digits. The front logo should be a “shiny” spaghetti logo.

    Keep searching! :)

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  12. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    This is what my MIM Deluxe Jazz neck looks like
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  13. Squier Affinity was a good guess. All the decals and serial numbers on this one are fakes, and not especially good ones.
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  14. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    That is a fake, although I do happen to have an American Series passive Jazz with a Deluxe serial number. Limited run AIMM Special.
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  15. slumpvis


    Oct 16, 2020
    Thanks a lot guys - for saving me from buying a fake! Going to test a MIJ tomorrow, looking forward!
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
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  17. slumpvis


    Oct 16, 2020
    Thanks mate!
  18. Looks like a JB-45 with a changed pickguard to me
  19. slumpvis


    Oct 16, 2020
  20. slumpvis


    Oct 16, 2020
    BTW - I was checking here: Fender Japan Catalog 1995 and it does not seem JB45 was sold in Japan in 1995 (neither in 94), can it be it was for export only, or maybe it is not JB45?

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