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Fender Jazz, Japan 85-86

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mark Plays Bass, Apr 3, 2013.


  1. Mark Plays Bass

    Mark Plays Bass

    Dec 15, 2008
    Bronx, NY
    I have the opportunity to buy a Fender Jazz Bass. I have the serial number and according to the Fender website the bass was made at the Fuji-gen Plant (for Fender Japan), Japan in the Year(s): 1985 - 1986.

    Was that a particularly good or bad period for Japanese Fenders? Assuming the bass is in excellent condition could anyone say what a fair price would be?

    Thanks for you help,
    Mark
     
  2. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    Fujigen Fenders are generally great value for money. Price for a mid 80's jazz bass could range from about $ 450 to $ 600 used. I don't think Fender Japan has really gone through bad years in terms of their production quality. I have owned many throughout the years and they have all been very good.
     
  3. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    It'll be a great bass.
     
  4. Mark Plays Bass

    Mark Plays Bass

    Dec 15, 2008
    Bronx, NY
    Thanks guys!
     
  5. FirewalZ

    FirewalZ

    Aug 14, 2014
    S.E. Michigan
    Old post, but I just bought an 86-87 Fugi-gen Jazz Bass.....how did yours turn out?
     
  6. Mark Plays Bass

    Mark Plays Bass

    Dec 15, 2008
    Bronx, NY
    I didn't end up buying it for some reason. Good luck with your new bass!
     

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