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Need help ID'ing 1998 Fender MIM body

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by g4string, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    Hey all.....I'm getting ready to purchase a used MIM P Bass body, loaded. I just need help knowing what to look for so I know it's legit. The owner claims it's from 98'. The only thing it doesn't have is the neck plate. Also, what wood was fender-mex using on its p basses back then....ash, alder, basswood, poplar? Thx a million.
  2. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    How much is it? I wouldn't pay more than $100-150. I don't think someone would bother faking a MIM P-bass body only, because there's no money to be made.
  3. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    It's only a $100. So even a fake fender loaded body is a good at a $100. I'm not too concerned cause I agree, who's gonna fake a mim fender body. However, I still want to make sure I'm getting what I'm told I'm buying. Gotta keep em honest. With that,just looking for obvious visual indicators it's legit.
  4. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    The neck pocket should have an ink stamp bearing the date of manufacture. A ‘98 would’ve been alder. The neck plate would’ve been the plain chrome, 4-bolt version (i.e., no logo or other engraving).
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