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New Fender Signature Bass - Justin Meldal-Johnsen RW Mustang Bass

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I'm surprised Scientology allows signature basses 🤔😂

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[quote name='JapanAxe' timestamp='1500061104' post='3335458']
Music Radar website says £969.
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Bargain.
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My favourite bass is a vintage white CIJ mustang to which I have an aged pearl pickguard & a tug-bar (treble side). I also have a Daphne blue '72 musicmaster which looks fantastic but not in the same league as the mustang.

A '66 daphne blue mustang with 'lollypop' tuners in good condition would pretty much be my ideal bass.

If they made an undamaged or aged but not abused 'closet classic' version of the JMJ I'd be all over it, but the relic job looks awful.

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[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWfrvskvyK4"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWfrvskvyK4[/url]

JMJ talks about his signature Mustang to Reverb at NAMM '17

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looks good, the colour is nice and looks convincingly aged. But yeah, thats a massive price for a mustang. Though i see a lot of 70's mustangs for sale for around £700, i dont see many from 1967

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Where're you seeing 70s mustangs for £700? Seem to be going for more like £1200-1500 now, and it's still increasing by the looks of things. I'd say this is pretty decent value tbh.

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£500-650 is the going price for a CIJ Mustang Bass, I wish I could find a 70's one for £700! :) :) :)

The prices on offset Fenders guitars are going up a lot lately.

I'd like to put the JMJ sig up against my CIJ and see why it's worth that extra bit of cash. I do dig it though and probably get one in the future anyways.

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JMJ let the thread over on TalkBass know that there has been some production issues and things are behind schedule right now.

I was very close to pulling the trigger on a pre order recently but want one in my hands first to have a good feel.

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I'm in the same boat. Have been pretty excited about this but I want to make sure it's right before dumping £900+ on it, or see whether or not I just wait until someone wants to move theirs on in a few month's time for a bit less!

Haven't seen any proper review videos yet either, the namm ones are ok for features and real world looks but pants for sound.

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[quote name='sPiKi' timestamp='1509576029' post='3400099']
Thanks for sharing that link.

Looks and sounds great...now the mind starts to do the sums...
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Tell me about it! It's going to be early 2018 before we get any over here...

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Looks like they've been put back to later in the year - possibly due to the rosewood fingerboard. I expect the ones that come into the UK might have Pau Ferro fingerboards like the PJ mustangs.

Looking at some of these on a google image search shows that the 'road worn' wear doesn't seem as grimey looking as the first images that were released

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I haven’t preordered one and was just waiting to see who got their shipment first. Was hoping for first week of April which Thomann have on their site.

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