Created 2023-02-21 ©goVerify, Inc.
Learn how to spot a fake Fender Jazz Bass guitar with this detailed 21 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
The Fender Jazz Bass comes with one string tree. Note the machined circular top and the crosshead screw. Also check the position of the string tree - it should never cover or touch the Fender logo.
A Fender Jazz Bass strap button is made of a solid, machined metal that’s been attached to the body with a crosshead screw. Note the piece of felt between the strap button and the body. Also note the machined grooves in the metal which create a semi-matt finish. Be aware that some Fender Jazzes may come with different strap buttons.
The plastic pickguard on a Fender Jazz Bass leaves the factory covered with a clear film of protective plastic. Note the printed label - check that the correct typeface is used and make sure the printing is solid and sharp. Make sure the shape of the label is correct, and check the patent number printed towards the bottom of the label.
The Fender Jazz Bass metal jack socket is held in place by a chrome hexagonal nut and round washer. Note the position of the jack socket in relation to the control plate and the countersunk crosshead screw.