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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"?
  2. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful 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


  3. 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.
  4. Thanks!

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