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Is this legit? Jazz bass...Geddy maybe?

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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/550221842444937/

 

dont know now if you can follow the link but this is for sale on FB marketplace as ...

“Putting the feelers out on this one. Gorgeous Fender Jazz bass. Rarely played. Comes with genuine 3inch leather strap and locks. Offers.”

picture of back seems to show a Geddy Lee signature, made in Japan at heel. but with an American neck plate.

What do you think?

I’ve asked the seller how much he’s looking for  

 

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That looks all kinds of wrong.  Just ugly.  Even if it’s genuine, I’d avoid it.  Bridge looks too far back, ill-fitting scratch plate and control plate... nah!

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1 minute ago, stingrayPete1977 said:

Burst and maple looks terrible. 

Disagree 👍

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The tuners look like those cheap ones you get on the Squiers but they say Fender on them? 

Also the neck doesnt look right. The made in Japan label is usually closer to the body than seems here and the neck heel looks as if it doesnt go into the body far enough.

Of course I could be wrong!!

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That’s not a Geddy neck, they don’t have black plastic inserts at the truss rod. Definitely a bogus neck plate, Corona font is all wrong. Look at the scratchplate on the lower horn. Not a Fender body. It’s junk. Walk away.

 

Also, a three inch strap is useless, it needs to be at least a couple of feet long.

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He doesnt actually say its a Geddy. He probably doesnt even know its a fake. Or he does and hes waiting for a high offer. Hhmmm

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It doesn't scream 'fake' to me. Look at the rest of the pics on the link - the scratchplate only looks of in the OP shot due to the angle.

I don't think it's a Geddy as the bridge pickup looks like it's on the 60s position.

It looks like a Geddy neck from my memory of owning one, but without a close up of the headstock it's hard to say - the pic in the OP makes the headstock logo look a bit off but again that might just be the angle.

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I messaged him on Facebook and told him it was phoney. 

I'm pretty sure he's well aware and is just chancing it.

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2 hours ago, Monkey Steve said:

The first difference I see is what I thought about this one, the real one has real Fender knobs and a 3 ply pickguard. 

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I messaged him a couple times firstly asking what type of jazz bass it was. He replied saying it was a Geddy lee made in Japan. I replied to ask him about the neck plate and his reply was about scratch plates saying he had changed it. He’s now removed it from sale. 

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