Wife got me a new Fender Jazz, is it authentic?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BlueShox, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. BlueShox

    BlueShox Registered Turtle

    Jul 14, 2007
    West Columbia, SC
    I know there's a lot of knowledgeable folks here on Fender. It's definitely not a player and the intonation is awful, but I think it has a place in my collection.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

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  2. mbasile

    mbasile Mediocre Bassist of a Year

    Mar 16, 2015
    Austin, Texas
    Looks like a short scale.
  3. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz i support licensing Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    Well, it looks like she's paying attention anyway! My wife got me a model Les Paul a couple Christmases ago. I have a Les Paul in a case somewhere, but you walk in "my room" and there are like 5 Fender (w/G&L) basses sitting around. I acted very pleased.
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  4. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    That is a huge tree!
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  5. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    there are authentic fender licensed ornaments. can’t tell if that’s one though.
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  6. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Def a Jazz - couldn’t be a Precision :)
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  7. Again hard to tell. Check those serial #s, regardless-you better act like its been blessed (by somebody)
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  8. Phud


    Jul 2, 2017
    Maybe you can get an Oompa Loompa guy to stand in for you at your Oompa-Loompas-Willy-Wonka-006.jpg next gig?
  9. reddog


    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    Fender or not... needs a tort pick guard.
  10. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    I'm having my doubts. The pick up spacing is a little off. What year is it?
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  11. It just has the 70s rear pickup spacing.
  12. JohnPaulSmith

    JohnPaulSmith Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Lancaster County, PA
    Pull off the neck and check the serial number.
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  13. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    Fender logo is wrong, spacing is wrong, too many pickguard screws, headstock looks funny, not enough frets.

    But if it plays good, it is good.
  14. braud357


    Jul 1, 2010
    Gonzales, LA
    VERY short scale - and it does not have tort. TalkBass fail ! (just kidding !)
  15. That is probably THE WORST QC on a jazz bass I have ever seen... I'd call up Fender and complain lol
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  16. Maybe this will inspire a new thread - "What's The Best Ornament For Metal?"

    Rick B.
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  17. Trabeen

    Trabeen Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    What's the weight?
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  18. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'd rock that with a set of flats...
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  19. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Let me guess, you asked your wife for a 34 scale bass.
    I asked for a 35 scale bass, By that I meant 35 inches, not 35 millimeters!! :(
    Hey, at least you got a Fender, all I got was a Schecter Custom.
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