Anybody know what kind of Fender this is?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bernard_wally, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. bernard_wally

    bernard_wally Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    Neck is an '80 by Herbie Gastelum, but what the devil is the body? Know some Fenders were parts basses, but to my eyes, it looks much newer. Neck plate says "Corona, CA".

  2. Pretty sure it's a Jazz Bass.
  3. bernard_wally

    bernard_wally Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    No poopie (wow, Talkbass censors?); I meant the year. Neck is old, body isn't.
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  4. Well, you asked. You didn't ask what year.
  5. themickster


    Oct 4, 2015
    Have you tried asking Fender?
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  6. Thegrandwazoo

    Thegrandwazoo Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    West Virginia
    For my purposes, a Jazz body's a Jazz body, and I don't give a rat's ass when (or even to a degree, where) it was made as long as it's solid and the bolt (screw?) holes line up. It's string-thru, so that tells me it's probably an American Standard body (or any of the others that are also string-thru, haha!).
  7. Looks like a ash/blonde body post 1995, Bridge post 2008, neckplate post 1998.
    Neck stamps are 1980, but no bullet, strange logo and the blocks are too narrow/small.
    Mosfed and getbent like this.
  8. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Neck appears to be a faker, regardless of the "almost accurate" stamps. Not a Fender neck. Their ink stamps didn't look like that, and an '80 wouldn't have a hex truss nut. There's no taper at the nut end, leaving the nut slammed hard against the curve up toward the E tuner. Decal is wrong. Tuners wrong, bridge, basically everything.
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  9. thetragichero


    Jan 4, 2019
    sorta hijacking the thread but what's the deal putting a fender logo on non-fender necks? I've used plenty of mighty mite and warmoth necks and felt like the blank headstock just made the instrument more mysterious
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  10. Rabidhamster


    Jan 15, 2014
    Neck plate is irrelevant since they’re obtained more easily than the fake headstock decal.

    where is the neck pocket photo? Looks like an import body of some kind to me at first glance. Multi piece body and poly finish. Need to see at least the neck pocket and preferably also under the pickguard to help more
  11. stefanb


    Sep 14, 2017
    That body is a modern AM STD isn't it? Could be as old as 2008 and as new as 2016. What pickups are in there?
  12. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    New Mexico
    Fretboard block inlays are shorter than REAL Fenders. Blocks should be as high as the E string.

  13. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    4 string?
  14. Ender_rpm


    Apr 18, 2004
    St. Louis MO
    Highway Ones came in blonde, didnt they?
  15. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Ferrules are a little out of alignment on the back too. Odd for a Fender?
  16. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Yes, this is the Good Place
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  17. Plain Old Barry

    Plain Old Barry Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2018
    Unless it was edited, the OP stated from the get go that it's not a Fender neck.

    That said, I'd love to see any markings in the neck pocket or under the pickguard. All of my Fenders, old and new, have useful info there.

    As stated earlier, the neck plate is cheap and and easy to change, so it's little help. I like F neck plates and have installed them on my MIMs. They're about $10 on Amazon.
  18. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    Bucks County, PA
    Some people like it.
  19. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Provenance aside, it's a nice looking bass. How does it feel/play/sound?
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  20. 74hc


    Nov 19, 2015
    Sunny California
    Must have been edited out. The current text implies it's a neck craft by Herbie in the Fender Custom Shop.