Fender Jazz Bass

Learn how to spot fakes with a 21 step guide

Created 2023-02-21 ©goVerify, Inc.

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21 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot a fake Fender Jazz Bass guitar with this detailed 21 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

6. String Tree

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.

13. Strap Button

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.

18. Pickguard Protective Film

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.

19. Jack Socket

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.

Retail Box
Box Logo
String Tree
Truss Rod Hole
Tuning Pegs
Serial Number
Skunk Stripe
Fret Detail
Strap Button
Tone Knobs
Knob Detail
Pickguard Protective Film
Jack Socket
Rear View
Neck Plate

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