I NEED to know the year on this Fender Jazz Bass Special...HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 74Burgess, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. 74Burgess


    Oct 11, 2014
    I just recently purchased this bass for $400, it is in as close to mint as I've ever seen these basses...I absolutely love it, no issues (outside of an input jack that acts weird and cuts out sometimes, but that's for another thread) but I can't for the life of me figure out the year. The serial number is E645063, so according to the guitar dater project, it was definitely built between 1984-1987 at the Fuji-gen Plant in Japan. This puts it at 31-34 years old, but I can't find a precise date anywhere...inside or outside. The neck has pj-555 fl on it and the body has just pj-555 on it I THINK...pretty sure it's something like that. Anybody have the secret? 00b0b_hbuPaG8bI6c_1200x900.jpg 00c0c_iml3F3vwWwC_1200x900.jpg 00K0K_4co57Co1Wb5_1200x900.jpg 00o0o_9i2jUOcbFVW_1200x900.jpg 00T0T_ldVJKACPIGb_1200x900.jpg 00X0X_ecuvvmmWepN_1200x900.jpg 00505_hptpQdnj5gj_1200x900.jpg 01717_kkjuPkeD2v2_1200x900.jpg
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I have and E series P bass. Like you, I was trying to figure out a more accurate date. I fell short.

    Yours is gorgeous. That no-line board on that bass is sexy.
  3. 74Burgess


    Oct 11, 2014
    @two fingers it really is a looker, never played fretless prior to having it so I'm still getting used to the fretless thing.
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  4. giacomo rinaldi

    giacomo rinaldi

    Dec 12, 2016
    amazing bass. i m looking for a fender jazz special japan too. :(
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