Help Identify this Fender Jazz body?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Doug Parent, Oct 13, 2011.


  1. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    I got this off TB some time ago, and realized there is no routed out swimming pool holes in the neck pocket or under the pickguard. I suspect it's a Reissue Mexican model, but I'm not hip to all the possibilities.

    Any comments would be appreciated.

    Also, what's it worth? It's definitely got some player mojo.

    Pretty sure it's alder. Thanks.
     
  2. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    another pic
     
  3. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    New England
    MIJ or CIJ?

    The barcode in the pickup rout is interesting....
     
  4. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    I think the M means Mexico.
     
  5. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    MN, MZ are Mexico.
    Anyway, that's some meaningless sticker.
     
  6. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    Correct me if I am wrong, but don't Fender/Mexican bodys have holes/swimming pools routed out in the neck pocket and under the pickguards?
     
  7. tdub0199

    tdub0199

    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Did you ask the previous owner?
     
  8. spaz21387

    spaz21387

    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    Most do mine does it was the hole they put the wooden dowel in to cut the body on the cnc machine
     
  9. paulrider

    paulrider

    Mar 4, 2011
    The 60s Reissues don't have the channeling, so that's why the older ones are great to use if you want a 60s style body and not spend a ton of money. If you want to strip it and shoot it in Nitro, it a TON of work, so you'd be better off in the long run getting an Allparts, Warmoth etc, and doing it in Nitro, but if you like the color, they are great. Many of the older ones were actually made in the US and then shipped to Mex to get finished. Fender now has ruined these and the Road Worns by putting that large quarter sized hole under the pick guard for their CNC machines, so you can't play them with no pick guard. If you like pick guards, then they are cool, but this is a Mex 60s Reissue and a nice body to do a build around.
     
  10. paulrider

    paulrider

    Mar 4, 2011
    It's Alder and it an older Mex 60s Reissue. If you don't want it, I'd take it off of your hands. I hate the new ones with the quater sized hole for their CNC machines. I think I paid about $100.00 for the last one I bought.
     
  11. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    It's posted already in the classifieds, thanks guys!
     
  12. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    The 60's reissue does not. My MIM 60's Jazz body looks exactly like my previous USA 62 reissue Jazz bodies.
     
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