Fender(?) Case Mystery

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Fender(?) Case Mystery

Postby ampig » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:00 am

I recently purchased a 72 Jazz. The case it arrived in is a Fender style and obviously pretty old, but it is a little too wide for the J and has no Fender logo. I'm trying to find out what bass it was originally for. The interior dimensions are 46" long by 15.25" wide. Here are some pics
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Re: Fender(?) Case Mystery

Postby Golem » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:55 pm

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Looks like a good quality generic case
of approximately the correct vintage.

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Re: Fender(?) Case Mystery

Postby ampig » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:39 pm

Golem wrote:`

Looks like a good quality generic case
of approximately the correct vintage.


Maybe so. I thought it might be for a specific" extra wide" bass, but I can't think of what............
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Re: Fender(?) Case Mystery

Postby Golem » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:39 pm

ampig wrote:
Golem wrote:`

Looks like a good quality generic case
of approximately the correct vintage.


Maybe so. I thought it might be for a specific" extra wide" bass, but I can't think of what............


I expect that if it had such specificity you'd see at least a hint of the remains of a logo
on the outside, even if it's just some "gold leaf" in the crevices of the textured tolex.

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Re: Fender(?) Case Mystery

Postby Golem » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:04 pm

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Check this link to bassnw.com. Looks like *almost* the same
case. BNW refers to it as original Fender brand, recent build.

Obviously cases are subcontracted and late model vs older
examples could vary in detail, but the style and layout of the
innards is remarkably similar ....

http://bassnw.com/Used%20Basses/fender_ ... s_4_st.htm


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Re: Fender(?) Case Mystery

Postby ampig » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:58 am

The link comes up with a Jaco J bass and newer brown case.
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Re: Fender(?) Case Mystery

Postby Kevin Probass Borden » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:09 am

The BnW case is a new G&G..
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Re: Fender(?) Case Mystery

Postby felig » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:05 pm

The two end latches on your case do not look like the latches on a Fender case. What is interesting, though, is the under surface of the accessory compartment flap has the same orange fabric as the rest of the case...which would be typical on a '60s/70s Fender case. The reissue Fender cases have a Tolex or vinyl plastic on the under surface. Not that any of what I just said will help resolve the issue; just some observations.
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Re: Fender(?) Case Mystery

Postby ampig » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:27 pm

It's definitely an older case.
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