Is my mij jazz original ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by interpol129, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. interpol129


    Aug 18, 2019
    Bought a fender jazz bass and want to know is this bass real or fake. What do you think ? Looks legit to me

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  2. Welcome to TB. If it's a fake, it's a really convincing one.
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  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It looks legit to me but I don't know anything. It's beautiful though.
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  4. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi interpol129 :)

    Looks real good! :D


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  5. Without some exploratory surgery we may never know for sure. Pop the neck and the guard and we shall see.
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  6. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi jamro217 :)

    Yep! No voodoo magic without the guts! :D :hyper::hyper::hyper:

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  7. interpol129


    Aug 18, 2019
    and what should i see ?
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  8. Dates, means of construction, wood type, electronics, etc. to compare with an authentic Japanese Fender Jazz Bass.
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  9. stefanb


    Sep 14, 2017
    That's real. Can I ask why you would be inclined to believe it may not be authentic? What prompted the question?
  10. interpol129


    Aug 18, 2019
    Top of the headstock looks too small for me
  11. interpol129


    Aug 18, 2019
    or is it some sort of musician's paranoid
  12. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    It’s a keeper!
  13. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Both of those headstock shots are taken at a significant angle. The perspective makes the top tuners looks small too.
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  14. interpol129


    Aug 18, 2019
    yeap, i dont receive it yet, so decided to ask. I live far away from japan so i have to wait few weeks, or maybe month
  15. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    No matter if it's fake or real if it sounds good. If you like the tone don't matter on real if not, just play it. Make music on it, use your heart, feal it and everything will be ok.
  16. THany


    Jul 24, 2019
  17. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    You cannot be 100% sure unless you buy it straight from Fender, however to me it looks good. Nice bass.
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  19. giacomobass


    Dec 30, 2011
    From the photos it looks like an authentic Made in Japan Ocean Turquoise Metallic JB62 with basswood body.
  20. Rabidhamster


    Jan 15, 2014
    Thats a real Japan 62 ri neck, and looks like real fender other kit, whether they all came together would need a disassembly. But I dont see any concerns.
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