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Hello everyone. I own a lefty Japanese Jaguar that I bought on second hand many years ago. I like it, the neck seems of good quality but there are some problems that make me think that it's probably a fake or half fake. Here's why: (I'm French so I hope my English is clear enough) On the head there is no string retainer There is just a Fender logo (that is not a sticker) on the head, but nothing else, no "jaguar" mark or something like that. The color of the head and the body are slightly different if you look closely The fret edges seem smooth but on the area where the neck joins the body the neck exceeds a little so the strings are a little to close to the neck and the strings distant from the pick ups I have a lot of problems with the electronic, sometimes there is suddenly no sound at all without a reason. On the plate behind the body there is no Fender logo or F letter The trem arm feels ‘loose’ and often falls when I play Behind the neck the serial number seems ok : crafted in japan serial number Q 039 139. The guitar dater project says Fuji-gen Plant (for Fender Japan), Japanin 1993 - 1994 On the trem plate there is this inscription : Fender PAT #2.972.923 but I can't find anything about this number So when I write all these strange clues it seems obvious it's not the original body with the right neck or just a fake Fender. So what do you think ? Here are some photos of the elements. Thank you for your help.
Hi, I stumbled across this one this morning and it's less than half the price of the new, but I really want a Jaguar. Can you spot anything suspicious that might say that it's fake? I wrote to Fender about it, but I thought to consult more people who are more experienced than me. To me it seems genuine and it contains the papers too, so it's unlikely to be stolen. Thanks, Bandi
Tomorrow I'm seeing a guy who is selling a new 2015 Classic Player Jazzmaster, but the guy is asking for a very low price and I think he is kind of shady. I have my doubts about the guitar being a fake, has been somehow damaged or it's a stolen guitar. I would appreciate if you guys could help me a bit and tell me what should I look for to spot if it's real or fake and, since I'm kind of new to guitars, how could I tell if the neck is damaged or has any serious damage in any other parts. he sent me these pictures and told me the serial number was Mx15569216 Thanks a lot! and I hope I've made myself clear. my english is poor.