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can you tell if this fender body is American ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jojers, Dec 26, 2016.


  1. Jojers

    Jojers Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    i'm trying a bass that Im thinking of buying, although I don't want to take it apart to see if the body is American or Mexican. The seller has no idea, he's a friend.

    I can see the hole for the truss rod adjustment in the body although I am unsure if this is a signature for American-made.

    ultimately I may need to take it apart if you guys don't feel like there is enough information for you to shine your ever blinding light on fender knowledge.

    Penny for your thoughts.



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  2. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck

    Sep 19, 2006
    Plainfield Illinois
    Looks like a High Way One to me.

    What neck is on it?

    Although that color blonde with a heel adjust truss rod came with a BadAss bridge.
     
  3. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck

    Sep 19, 2006
    Plainfield Illinois
    Now that I look a little closer it seems like a poly finish and not nitro like the HWY Ones.
     
  4. Jojers

    Jojers Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2016

    are all hwy ones american?
     
  5. Jojers

    Jojers Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    thanks. ideas on origin?
     
  6. mrb327

    mrb327

    Mar 6, 2013
    Colorado
    Nobody Knows
    Maybe Am Special. A serial number?
     
  7. Jojers

    Jojers Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    on the neck, pics tomorrow. want to make sure the body is american as well.
     
  8. mrb327

    mrb327

    Mar 6, 2013
    Colorado
    Nobody Knows
    Has the truss rod notch at the heel, that's a good sign
     
  9. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck

    Sep 19, 2006
    Plainfield Illinois
    Yes they are.

    You really need to check the neck pocket and pots if you can to help verify origin.
     

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