Fender Jazz Bass 62 re USA or Japan??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ralduga, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. What does it mean "Hector montes"?
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  3. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Hard to say for sure, but it probably is US. The serial number is not very revealing.

    V070655 (V+6 digits), as one can see clearly on the neck plate could indicate Japanese made 1996-1997 or could be a US vintage series. I think that the neck bearing the heel stamp "Hector Montes" looks US made.

    http://www.guitarattic.com/Fender Serial Numbers.htm


  4. PJRL


    Mar 27, 2010
    greenfield center NY
    It looks like a US 62 RI, V serial # Stack knobs, I don't think they did the stack controls on Japan models. Also you can look at pot codes.
  5. Thanks!

    And what about Fenders 80s years?
    I heard that these instruments are not good...