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Flame Red MIM Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 4 Strings Good, May 3, 2018.

  1. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good

    Mar 6, 2014
    Bass brothers and sisters, I just saw a Craigslist ad for a super interesting looking "sunburst flame maple" Fender Jazz bass in Torrance, CA. Looks to be a custom color I've never seen before. It looks really cool, but I don't need another J bass right now. Putting it on the radar in case anyone's interested. Someone should snap this one up. One of the pics below. And here's a link to the listing: Fender Jazz Bass

    If I'm not supposed to include links to CL ads - sorry!

  2. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Very pretty. Photo (foto) flame, right?
  3. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Neck might very well be MIM, but the body isn't.
  4. I've seen these before. It's legit
  5. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good

    Mar 6, 2014
    I don't know about that. Check out the listing. There are a lot of pics and some believable information. I'm no authority on "special edition" Fenders by any means, but this particular ad didn't set off any immediate alarm bells. YMMV.
  6. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Hmm. I'm looking at a 2005 dealer price sheet and a 2005 Frontline catalog, and I see no MIM bursts offered other than the traditional brown sunburst. If it's an FSR instrument for a specific retailer, perhaps someone will correct me. I've been wrong before!
  7. It's legit. I had one about five years ago. Bought it of eBay and sold it here after putting a Geddy Jazz neck and Schaller roller bridge on it. I still have the original neck. I thought it was a photo flame too but was told it was a real flame top.

    I wish I hadnt seen this. I want it now!

    Edit to add a photo:

    Last edited: May 3, 2018
  8. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good

    Mar 6, 2014
    LOL. Just because I'm not gasing on it doesn't mean someone else shouldn't!
  9. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    As mentioned before, I am not sure the body is Fender MIM but that does not mean it is not a good bass. It sure does look really good. If you can try it before you buy, I think this bass deserves a check up.
    garp likes this.

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