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Fender Clear Five String Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EtoG, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. EtoG


    Sep 7, 2010
    Flea seems to own a clear Fender Jazz five string (see video below). In the video he says he got it at Guitar Center. Does anyone know anything about it? Could it be legitimately Fender made? Or did Fender never actually make anything like this? I found it really interesting.

    Flea - Wall of basses! - YouTube
  2. EtoG


    Sep 7, 2010
    No one?
  3. Years ago I worked in a music store and we had an old ampeg lucite bass. Other companies have made them in the past, occasionally I still see one. If you do a search on "lucite bass" you'll probably get some results. I'm not aware of Fender ever making one, but people make them in their garages too. It was never a Fender product though that I'm aware of. Unless they did one for a NAMM show or something.
  4. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    'cause it sports 5 in line Wilkinson style compact machineheads
    and those pickups really look like 5er Samarium Cobalt Noiseless

  5. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Problem with Luthite basses is the weight. They look cool and sustain forever but do you really want to shoulder a 17 lb bass for 4 full sets at the Springfield Ramada Inn? I can barely handle an alder Jazz for 4 sets at 10 lbs!
  6. EtoG


    Sep 7, 2010
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

  8. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Constant state of flux
    I don't think Gruhn is going to be selling something that was done up to be a Fender. Plus, it says on their inventory page that it was built by John Page in the Fender custom shop.
  9. EtoG


    Sep 7, 2010
    Ah. Thanks for the info. Sorry, I didn't investigate the URL.

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