Non-american Fender jazz wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Btone, Jun 26, 2001.

  1. Btone


    May 5, 2001
    Maybe FMIC could help me with this one - anyway:
    Do or did Fender use ash (swamp or northern hard) in any of their non-american jazz bodies (except for the signature basses)?
    Just curious...
  2. holderman


    May 25, 2000
    The Japanese '75 RIs are ash.
  3. i was under the impression that the non-american made stuff was either alder or poplar.
  4. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    A lot of the instruments that come out of Fender's Japanese factory is made of ash or "sen". I think the only thing that gets distributed in the US from Japan, though, is the Marcus Miller Signature.