Discuss. I'm sure most of you have checked your serial number online only for it to tell you that your bass was made sometime in 1995, when it obviously wasn't. That threw me off. I wondered for a pretty long time why the serial numbers were screwed up, and then I realized something. I'm pretty sure Fender Japan was using NOS Jazz Bass necks that they had laying around the shop on these things. Why else would the serial numbers not indicate the correct year of production? I bought my Made In Japan Jaguar Bass in Hot Rod Red brand new for dirt cheap in 2008 right when Fender discontinued them and shops started putting them on clearance. Dsiclaimer: This only applies to original Jaguar Basses that were made in Japan.