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Where was my fender bass made?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 1950bassguy, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. 1950bassguy


    Sep 23, 2009
    Houston, TX
    How do tell whether your Fender bass was made in Japan, Mexico, USA....?????

    i was just looking at mine, and couldn't find anything on the bass that stated a "birth" place. I assumed it was made in America, but never really gave it any thought when it was purchased.

    Just curious... love the bass so keeping it regardless of where it was put together...


  2. Serial # and a web search will tell all.
    Without a headstock picture, your bass doesn't exist.
  3. "Without a headstock picture, your bass doesn't exist."-QUOTE

    :D The ghost of Fender past.
  4. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    What did you pay for it? Whats the serial number?
  5. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    From the serial number.
  6. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Are there any reasonably modern Fenders that don't have country of origin permanently marked somewhere on them?

    Maybe the recent Chinese stuff doesn't, I dunno, but a question like this makes me wonder if this is a typical eBay fake with a waterslide decal. :meh:
  7. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    My 57' and 62' AVRI P's don't. Both are pretty new.
  8. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    The MIA Reissues as well as the Custom Shops of the 50's and 60's basses do not have country of origin labels, because the originals did not either.

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