Serial number says it's a mex jazz, seller says it's a p

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by martin1961, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. martin1961


    Jul 23, 2018

    i found a mexican p. Although.. Serial number says it's a mex jazz. (MZ2211145) The seller has no explanation for this. What do you guys think?

  2. Welcome to Talkbass.

    Is the seller the original owner?

    The neck could have been swapped out for a Jazz neck at some point.

    Are there any pics?
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    We have more Fender experts here than you can imagine. But somenpucs would help them do their magic.

    If the necks had been swapped then the neck would say Fender Jazz right on it.
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  4. martin1961


    Jul 23, 2018
    It's in dutch, I'm sorry..
  5. That is quite odd, Fender's lookup tool has it as a fretless Jazz... I'd guess just a mistake in the database or something, Standards aren't really worth faking.

    Is it a P nut width?
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  6. martin1961


    Jul 23, 2018
    I don't know the nut width, haven't asked yet. It's not the most expensive P in the world, but I want to be sure it's allright. The owner bought it new he says, he has no bill anymore.
  7. Solude


    Sep 16, 2017
    From the pictures, its a P with a P neck. On a Jazz the low E is a straight pull but on the wider P it bends at the nut.
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  8. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    That's just a P. The databases are wrong.
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  9. martin1961


    Jul 23, 2018
  10. navijaz

    navijaz Guest

    Sep 20, 2016
    Looks legit. Probably a database glitch?

    On a side note... Price seems a bit steep for what it is. Is that a normal going rate in the Netherlands?
  11. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    ^ I looked at the picture. And the Decal. Am I missing something? It's a P-bass, I have 6 of them behind me right now.
  12. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Database error. The only other explanation would be if the whole thing were fake, but that is highly improbable.
  13. martin1961


    Jul 23, 2018
    Okay, thanx
  14. martin1961


    Jul 23, 2018
    Okay everybody, thanx for the quick responses. I'm pretty sure now that it is a real P. In Holland they are around 400 euro's. Bit more expensive than in UK or US of A.
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  15. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
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  16. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    Welcome to TB. As others have said, most likely an error in their database. Looks like a P should.
  17. a-37


    Apr 23, 2015
    If you look up for example MZ2211154 you see two basses, one a P with no image and one a fretless Jazz... Sounds familiar? :) So, clearly a numbering mistake somewhere, perhaps at the factory...
  18. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    That's a Fender Precision Bass.
  19. Walking


    Apr 5, 2010
    For my preferences, a jazz neck and P body is the best of both worlds. ;)