How to recognize an authentic fender jazz bass american standard?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Guillermo Lissa, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Check the body

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  2. Check serial number

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  1. Guillermo Lissa

    Guillermo Lissa Guest

    Jul 14, 2017
    Hello, My name is Guillermo and I am from Argentina.
    I am going to buy an fender jazz bass american standar (second-hand), but i don't know how to recognize an authentic fender jazz bass american standar, because here, in my country it 's imposible to try one in a music shop, they only let you playing with a Fender jazz bass mex.
    Also, i used to play bass with an Ibanez Gio, but it was 7 years ago, so i am not in a good shape to recognize an authentic fender jazz bass from a fake one.
    Could you please give me some advice? I attached pictures of the fender jazz bass (second-hand) that i want to buy, but i haven't seen with my own eyes yet.
    Thanks very much!

    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017


    Aug 16, 2017
    Hola Guillermo, this is your best refference point: Serial number starting with US. Good luck! Fender USA.jpg
  3. Ing


    Aug 2, 2017
    New Jersey
    The "US" portion of the serial number is an indicator that it is US made, unless you are saying you have concerns that the serial tag could be a fake.

    In general, when determining more information regarding the identity of a Fender bass I consult this website:

    How to Date a Fender with Serial Numbers

    Good luck!
    VICTOR ESCOTO likes this.
  4. Hola Guillermo,
    From the pictures, the bass looks legit. However, you can have a full description (type of bass, model, color, etc.) of the product directly from Fender Consumers Relations if you contact them providing the serial number, they will probably reply within 48hs.
    Here is a link: Contact Consumer Relations
    Do you mind telling how much are they asking for this bass? I am just curious about how much Fenders cost outside USA.
    Thank you.
  5. Your instrument definitely looks like the real article - shorter stem Fender made Schaller style, Corona neck plate, high mass bridge with through body stringing, etc. If you have a US serial number on the back of the headstock you can check it with the serial number guide (mentioned earlier in this thread). The only other check you can do is to carefully take the neck off and see if there's a body stamp in the recess. But it all looks okay to me. :)