I'm looking to buy a MIM Fender Jazz Bass on Craigslist, and the seller says there is no serial number on the guitar. Given this, he has suggested that I come try the bass in person to make sure it works as it should. Are there any ways to 1) Verify that it is a legitimate fender bass, and 2) That it wasn't stolen? The seller says that the bass was passed down from his father and that he doesn't have much information on the bass. Below are the description and pictures of the listing. Beautiful condition w/Gold & Chrome Hardware and Hardshell tweed case $500 Note - Decal on neck indicates USA - It was an add on. It was made in Mexico FEATURES Alder body with Clear lacquer finish Fender Jazz Bass pickups “U” shaped neck with vintage tall frets and 7.25” radius Original Bridge with smooth slotted saddles Original tuning machines For sale is a Fender Standard Jazz Bass Made in Mexico. It is in Excellent condition. Fretwear is minimal and the truss rod is fully functional. No warps or twists. Included is a Fender hardshell tweed case.