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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by johnny bassic, Dec 20, 2013.
Any ideas? No "made in", no "serial" no patent
Fender Precision Bass!
thanks - but any idea what vintage?http://www.talkbass.com/forum/images/smilies/colors/confused.gif
Looks like it could be a MIM, given that it has the headstock truss adjustment? Some of the older ones had the rest of the info on the back of the headstock. May have been removed to get rid of the Mexican designation?
The photo isn't great...ok, it's pretty bad so this is just a guess:
It looks like it could be a plug rather than a truss adjustment which means the adjustment is at the heal. If that's the case odd are decent that it's an 80's Fender made in Japan with the "made in Japan" removed. The tuners, shafts and ferrules look full sized which makes me lean toward a Japanese or American built neck as apposed to an older Mexican made neck. I've seen a lot of this over the years, it was a pretty common practice, although you don't see many with the serial number removed as well.
The MIJ is that little bit of dirt under PRECISION BASS, and the serial is in silver under the Fender logo. Pic is too blurry to see it, tho.
You know, that IS a really bad photo. I was almost thinking that they were intentionally obscured, as well as the persons face in the back round.
Proof that Elvis didn't die in '77?
In the top photo the Fender color looks gold not silver. And looks like there might be an "r" symbol after bass on the top photo. Top photo chrome is shiny and new looking. If it is a Japan model what years could it be?
And I'm pretty sure that's a plug and not an adjustment access hole on the headstock.
Pretty sure, based on the photo, it's a 1968 VOX Phantom IV. Good snag!! (Picture's a little fuzzy, might be a '67)
No. :scowl: It's a modified 1968 Hagstrom Coronado IV.
**looks like a Japanese Fender. Need a serial to date it.
Yeah, and the E string tuner looks pink. Dunno what year those came on.
Beats me, bro.
Why would you not make the effort to post a clear photo if you want people to identify something by how it looks?
Post a better photo of the headstock, and maybe one of the entire instrument.