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How much for MIJ Fender Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Willy B, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Willy B

    Willy B Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    Raleigh, NC
    Good afternoon, TB'ers. I'm wondering how much I should offer for a Japanese Fender Jazz (not for sale on TB, it's local). All I know is it's a 4 string, black headstock, pretty sure it's a late 90's model. Not too sure on the condition. Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    About tree fiddy.

    When dealing with basses, especially used, I follow the "no pics, no offer" school of thought. Plus it'll be hard to guess how much to offer without knowing the condition.
  3. Willy B

    Willy B Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    Raleigh, NC
    That's about what I was thinking. It belongs to an acquaintance, I've seen it once before, but haven't played it. I believe it was given to this person, who doesn't really play, so it's mostly just sat in a case for several years or longer. It was strung in a most shameful way. It needs a loving home.

    Just got the serial #, it seems it's actually circa '84-87.
  4. You'll want to know when it was made (Check Fender's website for a Serial Number Decoder). Condition, sound and other intangibles are all down to you. Try before you buy.

    For a real-world value check, look at "completed listings" and "sold listings" on eBay for search term: "Fender MIJ Bass" or "Fender Japan Bass" or "Fender CIJ Bass" or the specific model you are considering.
  5. I bought my 95 mij precision lyte with hardshell case for $400

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