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My dream jazz, who makes it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zac2944, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Lately I've been going through white fetish. (Larry Graham style) I really want a white Fender jazz 4 with matching headstock and rosewood board with white blocks and binding. I created one using Photoshop. I'm pretty sure that Fender doesn't make this. The only thing I have found that comes close is a Lakland Skyline DJ4.

    Do I have any other options?

    Is there a low priced custom option?

    Attached Files:

  2. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    Valenti. end of story :D
  3. djcruse


    Jun 3, 2002
    Norwood, MA
    The DJs have become quite popular basses.
  4. toad


    Jun 26, 2002
    Actually, Fender did make this recently. It was a limited run of 75RIs done in LPB, CAR, and Oly White. You might find a used one somewhere.
  5. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    with matching headstock???
  6. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    This may sound silly, but I can't take the Valenti headstock. Would he do a more traditional headstock?

    People here love his basses. I would consider it if it were not for that headstock.
  7. toad


    Jun 26, 2002
    Yup. I remember one was sold on TB no too long ago. They sure were pretty.
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
  9. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    There's a post on here somewhere of a new Mike Lull in a Shoreline Gold kind of colour with matching head stock. I like the look of a matching head stock a lot.
  10. Shakey

    Shakey Vote for Pedro!!

    Apr 12, 2005
    Roanoke, Va
    I'm sure that he could build one with the traditional headstock if that's what you want.
  11. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
  12. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Gotta Agree +1 Nino
  13. if you get a price from nino please post here.
    i want the same bass but with a tort guard.

  14. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
  15. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    It sounds like you're describing a Lakland Darryl Jones. It has blocks, binding, and matching headstock. It is also available with a white finish. Are there things about the DJ that you don't care for? If so, things like the bridge, pickguard, etc. can easily be replaced.

    Mike Lull offers block inlays and matching headstocks as an option on all their models. Lakland also offers blocks/binding/matching headstocks on all their US models.
  16. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Another vote for the Lakland Darryl Jones. I absolutely love mine.
  17. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Part of me wants to go for the DJ because so many people here love them. I've played one, and I did like it overall. I wouldn't be unhappy with one. I didn't really like the small frets and the small sleek body contour.

    I guess I'm just interested in knowing if there are any other options.
  18. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
  19. Zac- no offense-
    The Dingwall SuperJ looks traditional. and it comes in Artic white

    But cool ... if you don't like the look I understand