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MIA '06 Jazz body routs?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ric426, Oct 8, 2009.


  1. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised. Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    Is this the way Fender did the body routs on the American Series '06 Jazz basses? I guess I was surprised by the CNC hole, the oversized neck pocket and the big rout for the neck pickup because I assumed that they only did that on the Mexican J basses. NBD as long as that's the standard for that period.

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  2. Grissle

    Grissle

    May 17, 2009
    That is a MIM body
     
  3. serein2j

    serein2j

    May 25, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Seems like Mia Jazz body to me. Mia bodies have that pool hole
     
  4. thirtypoint87

    thirtypoint87

    Feb 9, 2004
    Manager/Repairman: Music-Go-Round
    Can't say from what is, but it isn't a (standard, anyway) MIM body. MIM's have their truss rod access at the top of the neck and therefore no "body divot" to accommodate the wrench. Standard MIM's aren't string-through-body, either.

    Even USA Fenders are made in a factory, and if it takes less time to rout a big rectangle than a pickup shaped cavity, then that's what they do. It's still a great bass, the one by which many of us judge the rest!
     
  5. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    I had a 2006 MIA body that was routed exactly like that. Also, I don't think there are any MIM Jazzes with thru-body stringing. The Hoppus has it, but I don't think the Jazzes ever did.
     
  6. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised. Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    Thanks for the info. I figured it was a MIA body, but since I haven't looked "under the hood" of very many recent Fenders I wasn't sure.
     
  7. I have two brand new (2009) MIA Fender American Standard Jazz Basses. Both are routed exactly as yours is. So even the new 2008-9 models that many say are the "best made in years" look like yours under the hood.
     

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