Bass identification assistance

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Barnett17, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Barnett17


    Jun 8, 2019
    I was looking to buy this bass as a present for my kid brother. Was told it was an 86’ MIJ Precision Bass. The headstock has “Made in Japan” under the words Precision Bass, and there is a serial starting with E8 under the gold Fender logo. With the neck removed, there is a PB-557 stamped at its underside. The question though, is the body. It has a red serial stamped with 7 digits. I was hoping someone could help me identify its origins. Thx much, in advance, for any and all assistance.
  2. Conrad Gently

    Conrad Gently

    May 14, 2019
    Everett, WA
    From what I’ve seen, it looks like the bass really is what it was marketed as. The neck at least is a genuine 1984-87 FujiGen Gakki neck. I’ve included a link to Fender’s ID site below. See what you can find there.

    At the very least, I see no reason (to my uneducated eyes) to assume that the body and neck don’t match. Hope this helps.

    How can I find out when my Japanese-made instrument was manufactured?
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  3. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Sounds legit to me
  4. Barnett17


    Jun 8, 2019
    Thank you both your your time and input. It is very much appreciated
  5. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member

    I’m bookmarking this page! Thanks for posting this link!