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Fender American Jazz Bass Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pitpee, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. pitpee


    Mar 26, 2006
    I recently purchased a 2002 American Jazz Bass (Z2 S/N). On the back of the body the silver plate is stamped "Corona, California" and at the top of the plate "CE". Can someone tell me what the CE means? It's a great bass just trying to find out more about the model.
  2. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    ::looks on back of '03 j:: I have the corona but not the CE, however, my mim has the CE thing (if IRC--i'm at school, it's at my parents' place)... I think it has more to do with the actual part than the bass as a whole.
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I'm Pretty sure my MIM jazz has CE at the top of the plate. It's just a sticker, isn't it?

    I could be wrong though. I know there's SOMETHING there, but it's downstairs, and i'm lazy.

  4. From http://www.ce-marking.org/

    CE Marking (CE-Marking), is also called sometimes "CE Mark", as shown on the top of this page, is a mandatory mark for many (estimatively around 70%) of the products sold on the EFTA plus European Union (EU) market (total 28 countries) and it is often referred as the "Trade Passport to Europe" for non-EU products.

    It's a tax/trade/import thing...
  5. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    ohhhhhh, ok then. Good to know.
  6. My highway one jazz also had this sticker, i removed it fastly
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    25 years from now, having that CE sticker on the back of your bass will result in it selling for a grand more than not having it ;)
  8. foose4string


    Feb 4, 2006
    I thought removing the sticker was a federal offense, like removing the tag on a mattress. :)
  9. chiplexic


    Apr 21, 2004
    I just cover mine with sheets. Am I breaking the law:(

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