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Early 70s Jazz Bass, Dot fret markers HELP!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by muddog, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. muddog


    Mar 3, 2012
    I have a 1972 Fender Jazz bass dated (Feb. 72 A) it is a rosewood neck, everything is same as others except it has pearl dot inlays for fret markers instead of the block inlays. it is not bound as well.
    it is stamped "SPECIAL" on the neck heel. My guess is maybe it was a special order. I have never ran across another one like it.
    I was once told it was an option thru 1973. any insight would be appreciated
  2. Sounds indeed like a custom-order that was ordered directly at the factory. Do you have some pictures? (also with one of the tuners removed if you please)
  3. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    There was no custom shop then.
    But if dealer were big enough, Fender would do special orders.
    I once owned a 1971 P-Bass with a factory stock bound-block
    Jazz neck, with a Precision sticker on the headstock.
  4. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    So, you don't think somone took an A width 70's Precision neck and put a replacement J decal on a long time ago?
    Sure would be interesting to see some pictures of this.
    Was there any other number before the Feb 72A?

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