Is this beaute the real deal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nick303, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The brass bridge and control plate do not look stock, but they could be nice upgrades. The gold paint job looks like a spray-can refinish to me, but I could certainly be wrong. The Fender-stamped tuners and the neck look legit.

    If I had to guess, it is at least half legit Fender, and possibly up to 90%.
  3. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    Completely legit '82(ish) Fender Gold Jazz. Nice.
  4. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Absolutely the real deal. What makes you think it's too good to be true?
  5. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Bridge and paint are correct. They called this a "collectors edition", as I recall.
  6. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    Just never seen one before, that's all. It is stunning!
  7. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Oooooooohhhh…shiiiiiiiiiny! :D
  8. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Bone stock and 100% real. Always wanted one. Most clock in at 12 pounds. Every one I've played or checked on were boat anchors. That said, I still want one!
  9. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    That's VERY cool! A unique piece to be sure!
  10. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    I think it's the Strat knobs and chunky bridge that looked odd, but I'll take your word for it. Is it similar in spec to a Precision Elite? They were early '80's right?
  11. sparkyfender2


    Nov 25, 2013

    I remember when those were new and on the market.......
  12. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    $2,950 is way high, even for the UK.