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Legit Fender Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ElEspectro, Dec 10, 2017.


  1. ElEspectro

    ElEspectro

    Nov 30, 2017
    Bethlehem, PA
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Is the serial number available?
     
  3. ElEspectro

    ElEspectro

    Nov 30, 2017
    Bethlehem, PA
    There's actually a pic of it on the head stock. Its a reverb listing from Ireland: MZ2202665 IT seems to check out with one of the S/N look ups I did.
     
  4. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    Yep, that's a legit MIM jazz bass.
     
  5. ElEspectro

    ElEspectro

    Nov 30, 2017
    Bethlehem, PA
    Cool.
     
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  6. AM Reflection

    AM Reflection Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Georgia
    Yeah, it's a stripped and refinished standard MIM. Seems super expensive for that, but I don't really know the lefty market.
     
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  7. Glazenn

    Glazenn

    May 16, 2011
    France
    This 'blonde' color on the top only does not look right to me.
    Is it 'blonde' from origin or modded on an all natural body?
    Same one, 2007, natural, tort PG, standard Fender bridge...
    2007 Left Handed Lefty Fender Special Edition Deluxe Jazz Bass Natural Ash
    2005, 60th Ann., white PG...
    Fender Jazz Bass Left Handed! Ash 60th Anniversary
    2004, Special Edition...
    Fender Left-Handed FSR Standard Jazz Bass 2004 Natural
    2004 too, white PG...
    Fender MIM Jazz Bass 90's Natural | Jay's Guitar Hole
    + 3 on ebay.com (1 in burgundy red :woot:) that are on the cheaper side.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2017
  8. ElEspectro

    ElEspectro

    Nov 30, 2017
    Bethlehem, PA
    The lefty market sucks.
     
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  9. ElEspectro

    ElEspectro

    Nov 30, 2017
    Bethlehem, PA
    I'm just a little concerned about how the bass may have been treated before it was refinished. I spoke with the seller. He refinished it himself but is not the original owner. The nitro finish was cracking so he refinished it. Is it just me or is the oxidizing/gunk on the frets and pickups a bit much for an instrument this "young"? Is it an indication that it was kept in a poor environment?
     
  10. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Philly
    its 15 years old, thats not young.
     
  11. ElEspectro

    ElEspectro

    Nov 30, 2017
    Bethlehem, PA
    You're right. I'm getting old!! 2002 doesn't seem that long ago anymore. I guess I just have to decide if I want something refinished. I kind of like all original. On the other hand, it's one of a kind. Hmmm.
     
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  12. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Philly
    seems like a decent bass at a decent price thats hard to find for lefties. its probably 200 more than id spend on amexican fender, but idk what lifes like for lefties
     
  13. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    None of the above ... you are looking at a thin 'veneer' over smaller sections of alder that Fender uses on MIM Standard bodies post '02 ... that is the difference in color you are seeing around the edges vs the top/back .. two different woods ...

    .. except the finish that was 'cracking' (if original) would have been poly, not nitro ... ;)
     
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  14. ElEspectro

    ElEspectro

    Nov 30, 2017
    Bethlehem, PA
    Thanks for the info and opinions everyone. I decided to go for it. It's different. I've always liked two tone wood, and the seller has been really cool. Can't wait to see it in person!
     

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