SOLD Fender Y Marcus Miller J neck (forgery)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Parts, Strings, and Accessories' started by SanDiegoHarry, Feb 28, 2017.


  1. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Price:
    $210
    Location:
    California
    I bought this neck from another TBer who did not know that it was a fake - and the fact is, I was fooled until my favorite local tech looked it over and pointed out the problems.

    THAT SAID - this is a nice neck - very straight, truss rod works, frets appear level and clean, wood grain is nice and the pearloid looks perfect.

    So what stands out about it to indicate it is a counterfeit? The decals are *under* the finish, the heal-block has no writing or stamping at all - and is four bolts (filled it, it appears) rather than three. I cannot tell you who made this neck - but I can say that it absolutely not a Warmoth or Mighty Mite - and I really do not think it's a Fender. Heck, maybe it is and maybe my tech is all wet - but there it is.

    Take a look at the pix and if you dig it, the price is $210 shipped CONUS / Paypal. I'm just trying to get most of my money back out of what was a great deal to begin with. NO TRADES.

    thanks much


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  2. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    The fender Marcus Miller Bass Necks also have a bullet truss rod adjuster.

    That's a good looking neck Harry, looks like it's good quality ! I would think someone will snap this up pretty quick.
     
  3. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    It does have the "bullet truss" - it's just deep in the neck (rather than the original Fender, which stuck out). I had a '77 J bass when I was a kid - I'm pretty familiar with the breed. What is nice about this neck is that it isn't slathered in poly like those old Fender necks were - it's very clean feeling. Also - no binding (which I always thought made the bass less playable).
     
  4. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Ahh, cool ...yeah, you can't see the bullet truss rod in the pictures. Looks like it's a good neck, and it's definitely good that you're very upfront with the future buyer. GLWTS
     
  5. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Karma is the one thing I believe in.
    But this neck is not bad by any means - it just appears to be a forged Fender.
     
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  6. oranje

    oranje Living Deliciously Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    San Diego
    I just don't get it. Why would some put in the effort to forge a MM neck? Sand of the logo and s# and you have a nice pearl block neck. I can't really tell, is there white binding?
     
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