Fender Jazz Bass, Japanse or American Vintage??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hilko, Jan 19, 2020.


  1. Hilko

    Hilko

    Jan 18, 2020
    Netherlands
    Hi,

    I’d bought a Fender Jazz Bass (serial V062393) being a Japanese 96/97 bass. I doubt being it an Japanese bass
    Recently I’d found out there where stamps in the neck pocket and neck with names from: R.LARA and J.SERVIN. Furthermore I see the code 62JB.
    The paint job is done poorly and I think the colour was not available in this config for an American Vintage.
    What are your thoughts about this bass?
     
  2. Elusive1

    Elusive1

    Jun 21, 2018
    Singapore
    Pics would help
     
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  3. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    But the emperor has no clothes!

    Fender:
    AMERICAN VINTAGE '62 JAZZ BASS® (1999-2012) <<< NOTE YEARS OF ISSUE!
    Serial #: V062393
    Brand: Fender

    Serial Decoder UK:
    Results for V062393
    This US guitar is a Custom Shop Instrument ('Vintage Reissue').
    Unfortunately these cannot be dated by serial number
     
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  4. Where is the serial number located?

    mij.jpg
    U.S.
    V045.jpg
     
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  5. Hilko

    Hilko

    Jan 18, 2020
    Netherlands
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  6. Hilko

    Hilko

    Jan 18, 2020
    Netherlands
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  7. Hilko

    Hilko

    Jan 18, 2020
    Netherlands
    Sn is on the neck plate btw
     
  8. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    It looks US made to me.
     
  9. Eighthnoterock

    Eighthnoterock Supporting Member

    May 25, 2018
    Lynden Washington
    I could be wrong but looking at the neck pocket it appears that this may have been Sunburst originally.
     
  10. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx! Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    how 'bout pics of the whole entire instrument?
     
  11. Hilko

    Hilko

    Jan 18, 2020
    Netherlands
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  12. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi Hilko :)

    It certainly looks like an AV!

    :D I can't tell without a sound sample! :laugh:

    (late) happy new year

    Wise(b)ass
     
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  13. Tim1

    Tim1

    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    Truss rod looks fairly tightened up to me, some of those AV necks took a bit of straightening and were quite temperature sensitive which is way I stopped using them. I tried three before I stopped, but QC may have improved since that was a while ago. Never had the same problem with Japanese ones. If it was mine I would probably pop a couple of washers into the truss rod cavity and put in a new truss rod nut (just because I am anal about these things :D).
     
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  14. Leonid Nidis

    Leonid Nidis

    Jan 1, 2018
    Its a US made AVRI 62,refinished.
     
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  15. Yep, the way that truss rod nut is buried very deeply would concern me. Hopefully he’s checked that it’s not maxed out.
     
  16. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    That's a nice looking piece of rosewood on that fingerboard
     
  17. elgranluis

    elgranluis

    Feb 14, 2003
    Vail, CO
    I don’t understand... what made you think it was Japanese in the first place ?
     
  18. 2F/2F

    2F/2F

    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    There wasn't ever any such thing as an American Vintage ("AV") '62 Jazz Bass. The American Vintage Series ran from very late 2012 through 2017, and the Jazz Bass in that line was called the '64, with a Round-Lam board, tan dots, and Flash Coat finish (Fender's in-house name for the same finish process used on Wildwood Thinskins). The '62 was an American Vintage Reissue ("AVRI") from 1999 through 2012. And the U.S. made reissue series was simply called the "Vintage Series" from the '80s (when it was first introduced) through '98. The '60s Jazz in that line was a '62 slab board as well.
     
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